Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Zestfest 2009

------------------------- Event Day Alert ------------------------------
1:30 pm / September 12, 2009

I just returned from the Zestfest. If you are attending here are a couple of suggestions:

1. Bring an umbrella. It's raining and looks like it will continue. There are several events there today and it is a little bit of a walk to the hall.
2. It is a $10 entrance fee but you can come and go all day.
3. It was crowded when I left about 1 pm.
4. There are drinks to purchase, including Coors beer, but no food except 1 concession stand serving hotdogs and such. Of course, there are hundreds of sauces, salsas, and relishes to try with plenty of tortilla chips.
5. The website is not very good at explaining where to go. The exhibit hall is actually in the Amon G Carter Building / West Texas Hall. That is just east of the new construction for the Science Museum.
6. Try the super hot peanuts. Wow.

------------------ Original Zestfest Post --------------------

A reminder that Zestfest 2009 is only days away. From the Zestfest website:
ZestFest 2009 is the ultimate party for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts. Hosted by Chile Pepper Magazine in Fort Worth, Texas ZestFest will be action-packed. Cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and thousands of bold food samples will make September 11-13, 2009 the zestiest weekend of the year!
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Victor Shivone said...

If your going write a review. I'd be interested in hearing about it.

rambler said...

Be prepared to spend money...

Paul said...

Are any discounts available? I think there was a press pass discount one year but I haven't seen anything for this years Zestfest. If anyone has the hours for Zestfest I would appreciate posting... I have been looking in the paper and online and haven't seen anything.

Jake Good said...

Click the link at the bottom of the article. The hours are smack dab in the middle of the screen!

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 3:00 - 7:00
Saturday, September 12, 2009 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday September 13th 10:00 - 4:00

Casa De Cross said...

I'm disappointed in the web site. I couldn't find any info on admission prices, and they didn't respond to my question through their web site. Will probably still head over there today (an hour drive), and hope the event is better than the web site!

Francis Shivone said...

Casa == I sent you an email. The cost last year was $10. I will try to talk to someone about the website. It is pretty weak.