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The heat is on in Birmingham for annual Salsa Showdown

There will be a showdown in Birmingham this weekend — salsa style.

The annual Salsa Showdown is set for Saturday and will be hosted by Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema. The competition, now in its 13th year, features some of the top salsa, guac, queso, and specialty dips in the city.

The Showdown is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Cahaba Brewing Co. Salsa samplings will be available for visitors to taste and cast ballots for the event’s “Audience Choice” award.

“This event is a festive way to highlight some of the best bites across Birmingham as well as raise money for Sidewalk’s year-round educational programs,” said Chloe Cook, Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema executive director. “We are excited about this year’s participants and look forward to seeing attendees determine who offers the best dips in the Magic City.”

The event will feature cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, and a hot pepper eating contest.

Participating restaurants include Rojo, La Paz, The Current at Cahaba, Skeeter’s Ridge Farm, Condado Tacos, Hacienda Mexican Grill, Mexi King’s Grill and others.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Kids ages 5 and under are free.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on X

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