Mitch O'Farrell of Garcetti's office judging salsa entries
The winner of Sunday’s annual Salsa Contest at the Atwater Village Farmers’ Market had some tough competition – 17 total entries were submitted, creating a colorful array of different types of delicious dips competing for gift certificates donated by local businesses.
Ben Callaway’s salsa, named “Buster”, took home a prize of a free one hour massage from D-Tox Day Spa. According to The Eastsider LA, who got the scoop from photographer Nathaniel Nickels, the mild salsa made by Ben included the following ingredients:
“Cherry tomatoes, red onions, garlic, carrots, cilantro, scallions, orange juice, lime juice, cumin seeds, habanero and jalapeno peppers with salt and pepper to finish it off.”
While we were told everyone was invited to try out all the salsas after the judging, we were unable to stay for the full event. But we snapped a few photos while judges Luis Lopez, Mitch O’Farrell of CD13, and other salsa-loving neighborhood figures.
Flickr photo via Worldharmony
Did somebody say salsa?
Salsa lovers and salsa makers come together this weekend at the Atwater Village Farmers’ Market for a competition of the sauces! Open to everyone, the annual salsa dip contest promises many winning prizes donated by local Atwater Village businesses like 55 Degree Wine and The Racket Doctor. Judges include representatives from the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council, Assemblymember Mike Gatto’s office, and the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Darren the Chef and a Farmers’ Market writer from Squid Ink may also be judging the entries.
Local photographer Nate Nickels will also be on hand taking photographs of the contest for the farmer’s market association.
All entries should be dropped off at the information booth by 11:30 am. Judging starts promptly at noon!
Annual Salsa Contest
Atwater Village Farmers’ Market, 3250 Glendale Boulevard
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Judging starts at noon