My Nana’s Salsa Challenge, scheduled for April 24 at Tempe Beach Park, is putting out the call for 2010 contestants.
The annual event, a fundraiser for Arizona Hemophilia Association, features three categories – individual, group and business. Each category has two divisions: spicy and mild.
Contestants have to prepare 13 gallons of salsa on-site (ingredients can be pre-chopped, but not pre-mixed) that will be judged for aroma, consistency, appropriate heat level, color and taste.
There also will be a margarita mix-off for local bartenders and amateurs.
For the first time, the Salsa Challenge’s grand champion will receive a cash prize of $1,000. The margarita champion will get $500.
Last year’s grand champions were the Drunken Jalapenos, a group from Gilbert.
Info: (602) 955-3947 or www.salsachallenge.com.