PRESS RELEASE – On January 18, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market invites guests for blazin’ bites and strong sips during the fourth annual Spicy Saturday event, from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. throughout the Market Hall. Guests can escape the cold and spice up their Saturday with fiery flavors throughout the Market Hall. This one-day-only event features hot items and other sizzling specials from various Market vendors and restaurants.
Additionally, the second annual “So Cluckin’ Hot” spicy wing challenge takes place at noon on Spicy Saturday, hosted by Juju Bird. Participants will have 10 minutes to eat 12 of Juju Bird’s famous “So Cluckin’ Hot” wings. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to Juju Bird, a $50 gift card to the Downtown Market and $100 cash. All participants receive a $10 Juju Bird gift card.
WHAT: Spicy Saturday at the Downtown Market
WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
“So Cluckin’ Hot” wing eating challenge – noon
WHERE: Grand Rapids Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave SW
Spicy Saturday specials include:
Sweetie-licious Bake Shoppe:
· Jalapeño key lime cupcake – key lime cupcake with cream cheese frosting, topped with a candied jalapeño. $3.59
· Jalapeño Chicken quiche – classic quiche with a little added heat, by the slice or grab a whole quiche to go! $6.50/slice or $24.99/whole pie
· 3 Cheese Jalapeño quiche – three cheese quiche packed with caramelized onion and spiced with jalapeño
Rak Thai: Firecracker Shrimp – Fried Thai spicy shrimp wrapped in a crispy shell. Served with peanut cilantro lime did or sweet chili sauce. 4 for $5
Amapola’s: Spicy Caribbean empanadas – variety of rich, tasty, spicy stuffed empanadas inspired by Caribbean flavors. $3.50
Madcap Coffee: El Guajillo coffee – Spicy blend of espresso, cacao, guajillo chile, and cherry lime.
Field & Fire: Jalapeño cheddar bread – jalapeño cheddar levain made with fire roasted peppers and white cheddar. $8.50
Sushi Market: Viking roll – shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, wrapped with soy paper, topped with spicy crab salad and served with eel sauce. $11
Love’s Ice Cream & Chocolate: Mexican chili hot chocolate ice cream – classic dark chocolate base spiced with green and guajillo chilis, habanero peppers, and cinnamon.
Slows Bar-B-Q: Hot pepper brisket burrito – smoked brisket, Chipotle BBQ, sharp cheddar cheese sauce, jalapeño, and pickled onions are packed into this smoking dish. Served with crunchy hot pepper Takis and zesty lime crema. $12
Social Kitchen & Bar: Spicy Mac ‘n cheese – Social’s classic mac ‘n cheese kicked up a notch! $1 off any size
Notso Queso: Jabanero queso release – New spicy flavor of dairy-free, plant-based queso with habanero and jalapeno peppers, made by hand in the Downtown Market’s Incubator Kitchen. $8 for 8.5oz jar