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Chile Pepper Fiesta at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Photograph: Michael Ratliff

Time Out says

Revel in the sounds of New Orleans as you burn your tongue into submission tasting spicy treats from more than 40 vendors.

Heat-seeking capsaicin lovers won’t want to miss this fiery festival. Tour the pepper plants in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Herb Garden and ignite your palate with gratis tasting samples, including hot sauces, chili-infused chocolates and salsas from more than 40 local vendors. After your tongue is aflame, cool down with performances by Irma Thomas, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and John "Papa" Gros and his band. If you want to experiment with the incendiary veggie on your own time, stop by the Chile Pepper Farm Stand, which will feature goods from local purveyors such as East New York Farms.


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