Latest News: Fat Cat, Other Florida Vendors Spotlighted in Tampa Bay’s 2012 Yelper Party – Livin La Vida Local!

Attention locavores: Fat Cat Foods and other Florida-based vendors will be spotlighted at Tampa Bay’s 2012 Yelper Party – Livin La Vida Local! event, taking place at Datz Restuarant in Tampa on Nov. 11, 2012, from 6-9p.

This invitation-only gastronomical bonanza (which has already reached capacity — sorry) serves not only as a terrific foodie hangout for some of the state’s top Yelp reviewers but also features tastings and demonstrations by six of the state’s best food producers, including as Empire Distillery, Special Hoperations, Transatlantic Wine & Spirits of Florida, Toffee To Go, William Dean Chocolate and, of course, Fat Cat Foods (who will be sampling and pairing its sauces with Datz’s famous breakfast potatoes).

Datz Restaurant, which has hosted Fat Cat tastings in the past, will pull out all the stops by providing guests with plenty of food, drinks and entertainment for guests, including the following:

  • A slew of passed hors d’oeuvres (including BBQ Short Rib Bunny Chow with white cheddar popcorn sauce; mini Kobe meatloaf with zesty tomatoes-brown sugar glaze; open-faced mini Reubens; pulled pork sliders; and hummus shooters)
  • Two “action stations” (including a Chicken n’ Waffle Bar and an array providing a fresh assortment of flatbread pizzas)
  • A custom spirits menu featuring unique mixed drinks and craft beer
  • Live music courtesy of Phase 5
  • Photography courtesy of Gerardo Luna

This promises to be Tampa Bay’s foodie event of the year. For more information, please visit its official Yelp Event page.

Location:

Datz Restaurant
2616 South MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 831-7000
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Time: 6-9p

Date: Nov. 11, 2012

 

Event: Fat Cat Tasting at Hoover’s Market on Nov. 4 from 2-5p

Event: Fat Cat Sauce Tasting at Hoover’s Market on Mon., Nov. 5, from 2-5p

Fat Cat returns to Hoover’s Market in Altamonte Springs on Monday, Nov. 5, for an afternoon tasting of its its acclaimed gourmet hot sauces and condiments. The tasting will take place from 2-5p and will run alongside the market’s popular Vitamin Monday event.

For the tasting, Fat Cat will offer samples of its complete line of products, as well as samples of its popular Caribbean Curry-Spiked Hummus, which uses Fat Cat’s Caribbean Curry sauce for spice and flavor. Fat Cat will also be handing out recipe cards for this recipe. Come on by if you can!

Location:

Hoover’s Market
1035 Academy Dr.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 869-0000
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Photos: Fat Cat Tours Chicago

Join the Fat Cat team as they gallivant around the Windy City, soaking in several of its most popular sites. For more of the trip, be sure to view the Cooking with Canes Tailgate at Soldier Field on Oct. 6, 2012 photo gallery, as well as the two Cooking with Canes cooking videos shot while tailgating with the crew at Soldier Field: Quick Caribbean Curry Lamb Chops and BBQ Bratwurst Pizza.

Note: To read the captions, click on the first photo, then click on the “View this photo on Flickr” link found just below that pic.

Photos: Cooking with Canes Tailgate at Soldier Field on Oct. 6, 2012

In true over-the-top fashion, the Cooking with Canes crew shipped up their trademark tiki bar from Miami to Chicago so they could tailgate in style in the Soldier Field parking lot before the Univ. of Miami-Notre Dame game on October 6, 2012. While Miami lost the game, the photos here definitely prove that the Cooking With Canes team won the tailgate. In addition to grilling up a storm for dozens of fellow tailgaters, the crew also managed to produce two new cooking videos while on site: Quick Caribbean Curry Lamb Chops and BBQ Bratwurst Pizza.

Note: To read the captions, click on the first photo, then click on the “View this photo on Flickr” link found just below that pic.

 

Event: Fat Cat Tasting at Artichoke Red Vegan Market on Oct. 12 from 2-5p

Event: Fat Cat Tasting at Artichoke Red Vegan Market on Oct. 12 from 2-5p

Fat Cat returns to Artichoke Red Vegan Market on Saturday, Oct. 12, for an afternoon tasting of its its acclaimed gourmet hot sauces and condiments, as well as samples of its Fat Cat Vegan Chili, which uses Fat Cat’s Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost sauce as its base. Fat Cat will also be handing out recipe cards for this recipe. This will be the first time the Fat Cats have visited Artichoke Red since it moved to its new location on Edgewater Drive. Come on by if you can!

Location:

Artichoke Red Vegan Market
2808 Edgewater Drive
Orlando  32804
(407) 898-3353
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Event: Fat Cat Tasting at Hoover’s Market on Oct. 1 from 2-5p

Event: Fat Cat Sauce Tasting at Hoover’s Market on Mon., Oct. 1 from 2-5p

Fat Cat returns to Hoover’s Market in Altamonte Springs no Monday, Oct. 1, for an afternoon tasting of its its acclaimed gourmet hot sauces and condiments. The tasting will take place from 2-5p and will run alongside the market’s popular Vitamin Monday event.

For the tasting, Fat Cat will offer samples of its complete line of products, as well as small plates of a new dish it’s created — Fat Cat Vegan Chili, which uses Fat Cat’s Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost sauce as its base. Fat Cat will also be handing out recipe cards for this recipe. Come on by if you can!

Location:

Hoover’s Market
1035 Academy Dr.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 869-0000
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Photos: Big Dog Tina’s Fat Cat Tour of North Carolina and Virginia

Our great friend Big Dog Tina (the creator of such popular Fat Cat recipes as Big Dog Tina’s Fat Cat Corn Dog Muffins and Big Dog Tina’s Fabulous Fat Cat Beer and Cheese Dip) recently took her favorite sauces (oh, and her son and husband) on a trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina and the Ft. Eustis/Williamsburg area in Virginia.

Here are some Fat Cat-centered pics of her trip. Thanks, Tina, for taking us on your adventure!

Note: To read the captions, click on the first photo, then click on the “View this photo on Flickr” link found just below that pic.

 

Latest News: Fat Cat Recipes Featured in Chile Pepper Magazine

Two unique chicken wing recipes, both featuring Fat Cat’s exotic Purry-Purry Sauce, have been featured in Chile Pepper Magazine’s September 2012 edition, dubbed “The Sauce Issue.”

The Fat Cat-based recipes include “Crispy Purry-Purry Chicken Wings” (aka, our “Purr-fect Parking Lot Wings,” made famous by our own “Cooking with Canes” tailgating guru Alfonso Dager, who also gets a shout-out in the magazine), and a spicier twist on that recipe, “Spicy Mexican Purry-Purry Wings, which uses our Mexican-Style Habanero sauce as a marinade base.

To read the recipes, as published in Chile Pepper Magazine’s September 2012 edition, please click here.

(Note: Large PDF file — Adobe Acrobat required for access. To download Adobe Acrobat,click here.)

Fat Cat would like to thank columnist Vic Clinco (one of the world’s most avid hot sauce collectors; Vic added Fat Cat’s sauces to his esteemed collection in June 2012 — see the pics) and Chile Pepper Magazine for including us in their fine publication.

Event: Fat Cat Foods to Attend “I Like It Hot Festival” in Largo, FL on Sept. 8-9

Event: Fat Cat Foods to Attend I Like It Hot Festvial on Sept. 8-9 in Largo, FL

Over the weekend of Sept. 8-9, Fat Cat Foods will host a booth at the I Like It Hot Festival in Largo, FL (just west of Tampa). This will be the second year Fat Cat will be at the event.

The festival is the largest spicy foods event in the state, with more than 30 vendors from around the state attending. Fat Cat Foods’ booth will be in the festival’s indoor area, and the company will be tasting and selling its five sauce varieties, and offering other items for sale, including Fat Cat gear like T-shirts and hats, an assortment of home grown and house dried chile peppers and powders, select gourmet items and more.

For more information on the festival, including times and entrance fees, visit the I Like It Hot Festival website.

Location:

Minnreg Hall
6340 126th Avenue North
Largo, FL
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Event: Fat Cat Tasting at Sixth Annual Dog Days of Summer Wine and Beer Tasting, Fri. Aug. 24 from 530p-8p

Event: Fat Cat Tasting at Sixth Annual Dog Days of Summer Wine and Beer Tasting, Fri. Aug. 24 from 530p-8p

Join Fat Cat Foods and several other wine and specialty food vendors on Fri., August 24 from 530p-8p for the Sixth Annual Dog Days of Summer Wine and Beer Tasting, held at The Doggie Door and Unleashed (the Doggie Door’s new gourmet shop addition, located next door) on Park Avenue in Winter Park, FL. The event lets guests sample wines offerings from approximately five different companies, as well as gourmet food samples from Rothchild Farms and other food producers.

For the event, Fat Cat taste its full line of acclaimed products and prepare its popular Picadillo Party Bites appetizer dish for guests to enjoy. Fat Cat will also hand out recipe cards for the dish.

Tickets fro the Dog Days Wine Event are $25 advance ($40 the day of the event). All proceeds for the event benefit the Sebastian Haul Fund, which help Central Florida greyhounds find a home.

For more information, or to purchase or reserve tickets, please contact the Doggie Door at (407) 644-2969.

Location:

The Doggie Door/Unleashed
329 Park Avenue North
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 644-2969
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