Portland’s NW Elixirs wins awards at NYC Hot Sauce Expo
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on April 26, 2013 at 6:02 AM, updated April 26, 2013 at 6:49 AM
Andrew Garrett went to New York with several cases of hisNW Elixirs hot sauce and came back with a handful of prizes.
Squaring off against a national roster of artisanal hot sauce makers at New York City’s first annual Hot Sauce Expo, the former Cafe Nell chef took home first prize in the jalapeño division for its No. 2 Verde Hott. The Portland-based hot sauce line also won second place in the chipotle division for its No. 3 Hott Smoke and third place in habanero for its No. 1 Hott Sauce.
The sauces, which come in nifty nine-ounce apothecary bottles (about $12 each), are available at Portland’s Local Choice, City Market and Foster & Dobbs, nationally through Williams Sonoma and online atnwelixirs.com ($9 plus shipping).
So, what hot sauces does Garrett like when he’s not sampling his own product? Here are three of his favorites: