Joe and Nick finally meet!
One of the cool thing about attending ZestFest was the people we had the opportunity to meet in person. There may have been the perception that we and the HSB, who report on similar things in the hot and spicy food world, don’t get along. Nothing could be further from the truth! We love what they do (and read it every day), so we hope that warm & fuzzy feelings are mutual. If not warm & fuzzy, then anything congenial is fine with us. It was cool to meet Nick for the first time there in Texas, and hope to chat with him some more at future industry events.
Joe displaying our new business card and Ryan with sauce in hand
Another person we finally got to meet in person was Ryan Davis. Ryan created the logo for our swanky new business cards which debuted at ZestFest, so his help was invaluable in making that happen. Besides that, his wife Sonia (aka Sanyo) also makes some neat-looking hot sauce…so we picked up a few bottles for our very own. Signed editions, too. We might just have to open one of those signed ones to taste it, though. Strangely enough, we know where we can get some more….
Many more reports from our time at ZestFest to come in the next few weeks. We have lots of pics, some videos, and a lot of new products & companies to report upon. Stay tuned!