07.28.11 // The Great Salsa ChampionChip 08/21/11

illustration by Ghostshrimp

Summer just got a lot more savory, practitioner people. Tomatoes and peppers are coming into high season and that means *salsas* of all kinds will be most delicious!

It would be a crime for us to let this time of the year pass without some friendly competition. That’s why we’re bringing back The Great Salsa ChampionChip on Sunday, August 21, 2011 taking place al fresco at our amazingly scenic venue…the Ferry Building!

SF Food Wars, in partnership with CUESA, is bringing you twenty of SF’s fiercest salsa makers and their enticing salsas. They will all be sampled with the fresh, crunchy, locally-made vessels otherwise knows as Casa Sanchez‘s Organic Tortilla Chips! And to quench our thirst, Honest is reppin’ with their refreshing tea and fruit beverages. Aaah!

Sounds like the perfect summer situation, eh? Read on below for ticket sale info…

Our twenty competing salsas will feature local produce from local growers selling at the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market…as if things didn’t already sound too tasty to be true!

So you think your salsa can’t be beat? Tell us more! Read on below for competitor entry info…

And as always, proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the SF Food Bank and CUESA’s Farmer Scholarship Fund. Yeah!


Email us at with *all* of the following info to apply to compete: Your Name, Dish Name, Dish Description, Phone Number, Email Address.

You must be prepared to make a lot of salsa! Timeliness and enthusiasm are key because we will select our competitors within just a few days. *Each chosen competitor will receive a $15 stipend for produce from the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market which must be used in every salsa entry.


Tickets (limited to 300) will go on sale on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 12PM noon! The “Get Tickets” button on this site, sffoodwars.com, will appear when they go on sale. Limit 4 tickets per ticket buyer.

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