Photos: Fiery Foods Fest at North Market

Shelley Mann, Columbus Alive

Feb. 16, 2013: The market's annual celebration of scorching hot food and drink is always a rollicking good time. Highlights from this year's two-day festival included limited-edition spicy beers from local brewers Columbus Brewing Company and Elevator plus lots of foodie competitions-professional chefs and amateur cooks battled for the title of best chili, while spice aficionados entered homemade guacamoles, salsas and hot sauces. Most fun to watch are the eating contests, with brave souls plowing through jalapenos, hot wings and spicy meatballs.