Tuesday, August 11, 2009

West Michigan Salsa Showdown


Contestants are entering the Salsa Showdown at the Holland Farmers Market from all over Michigan! Along with many Holland locals, teams from Grand Rapids, West Olive and even Lansing will be competing in the second ever salsa making competition at the Market this Saturday, August 15. The Salsa Showdown, sponsored by City Vu Bistro, is open to the public for tasting! The teams will have two hours to make their salsa using fresh Market produce along with their own secret ingredients starting at 9am.

The judging will happen at 1pm by a panel of three judges: W-Lite morning radio show host, Gerry Barnaby, City Vu Bisto Chef, Steve Quintero and Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival board member, Carolina Contreras. The teams are classified into Amateur Division or a Restaurant Division. Cash and prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in the Amateur Division and the winner of the Restaurant Division will receive a traveling trophy and bragging rights. The salsa tasting, which begins at 11am, is open to the public and each person is encouraged to vote for their favorite salsa. The winning team of the “People’s Choice” award will win a trophy.

The public is welcome to come to the event and cheer on their favorite team! The cost of admission to try the salsas is $3, which includes unlimited tortilla chips and the opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice” awards. The public is also encouraged to sign up for the Jalapeno Eating Contest, which will take place at noon on Saturday. You can find the registration for this event at

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