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May 01

Haven Of Hot Sauce: Light My Fire


Tantamount to St. Paddy’s in the Northeast, Cinco de Mayo in So-Cal causes whole-hearted celebration. Even if many are ignorant to the meaning of the respective holidays, it’s all about the party. A flavorful fiesta rules Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles, saturated by boisterous bars streaming cold Mexican brews and margaritas, plus can’t-beat-low-cost-tacos. However, if drunken crowds bother, take matters into your own hands…

When making a meal for Cinco de Mayo, enhance it with ass-kicking hot sauce, literally. Adjacent to the Grove in the original Farmer’s Market, Light My Fire keeps a sense of humor while carving out a niche of bottled hot sauce, marinades, mustards, and even popcorn! Weave your way through ample tourists and food-vendors-galore to this tiny shop that resembles a specialty catalogue of hard-hitting condiments. Follow their spice-scale 1-4 (wimpy, Cholula-level), 5-8 (much more bite) and 9-10++ (freakin’ painful) to your eventual desire.

Light My Fire satisfies all spice needs, sourcing small batch suppliers from around the globe. So light a spark in salsa or tacos, fire up shrimp from a soak in harissa-jalapeno...or kick up goat cheese spread on toast with habanero-raspberry-jelly-love—the name and taste blew us and our guests away, packing a punch most cheese plates fail to carry. Oh, and to avoid getting hot and bothered this May 5th, keep plenty of beer on hand to extinguish. Ole! 


Light My Fire Website

Light My Fire Facebook

6333 W 3rd St. Ste 230 Los Angeles, CA 90036



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