The Chile Pepper Fiesta at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is an annual must for any fire breather. With a selection of hot sauces, chocolates, kimchees, pickles, straight up peppers and more, there is tons to taste and purchase. The food program also was impressive for those seeking a little more than tastes. Soups, tacos, chili and beer were all on scene. Of course the spicy was amped up, because, well, the obvious. The venue doesn't hurt either. The Botanical Gardens are accessible and beautiful all year round. They featured multiple live acts, The Defibulators in particular stood out this year. All in all, the Chile Pepper Event is great each fall, and should be marked on everyone's calendars.