This week on Snacky Tunes DJ Never Forget talked to Kate Blumm of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The crew at the BBG are hosting a Chili Pepper Fiesta featuring bands from various “chili loving nations” and chili-packed food from a myriad of different cuisines. Plus Jose Gonzalez of Junip called from Scandinavia to talk about eating on the road and his spicy food heat-tolerance-level. This episode was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

New York City’s Craft Beer Week is just around the corner, beginning Friday, September 24th and running through Sunday, October 3rd. To kickoff the annual series, Whole Foods Market Bowery is hosting a beer and food pairing event in their Beer Room. Oskar Blues is on tap and Chef Jacques Gautier of Park Slope’s Palo Santo is cooking up one of his South American delights to accompany. Food tasting goes from 5 to 7 and beer will continue til 9. With a Craft Beer Week passport get $3 off a 64 ounce growler fill. Meet Chef Gautier Friday, September 24th and enjoy some special tastes, on tap and from the kitchen.

Photo 1: chili peppers, Photo 2: José González