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Hatch Chile Roastings 2013 in So Cal — It’s Hot Out There!

Put your nose in the air and sniff! Authentic Hatch Chiles from New Mexico are in season right this minute, and are here in Southern California.

2013 Hatch Chile Roasting Dates & Locations [1]If you’re a Hatch head, you already have it marked on your calendar. If you’re not yet a Hatch head, take note of the following dates (Aug. 10-Sept. 14) , times and cities where you can buy a big box of Hatch and have the chiles roasted for you on site. Roasting is free with a case order.

The chiles are here now, but will be gone in September, so get ‘em while the gettin’s good. Of course you can buy them and roast them yourself (it’s not difficult with my directions on how to roast Hatch [2]),  but really, the fun is in hanging around the parking lot while the huge bingo cage-like roaster spins over an open flame, chatting up others in your tribe, swapping recipes and tips.

Hatch Chile roasting cage on Shockingly Delicious [3]The smell is intoxicating! (Especially in your car as you drive home. 8-)  )

Let the roasting begin!

Bristol Farms

 

Bristol Farms Hatch roastings banner [4]In partnership with Melissa’s Produce, Bristol Farms will feature Hatch roastings on the following Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Case size is 23 pounds. Locations:

Aug. 17

Westchester: 8448 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, CA 90045

Aug. 24

South Pasadena: 606 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030

Aug. 24

Santa Monica: 3105 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

*Includes live broadcast with Chef Jet Tila from 10 a.m. – noon

Aug. 31

Newport Beach: 810 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660

Sept. 7

La Jolla: 8510 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, CA 92122

Sept. 7

Pico Rivera: (Not Bristol Farms) Roasting will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Zapien’s Salsa Grill Restaurant, 6704 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera

Go here for more information about the Bristol Farms’ Hatch chile roastings [5] and go here for more info on Hatch chiles from Melissa’s Produce [6].

Sprouts

In partnership with Melissa’s Produce, Sprouts will feature Hatch roastings on the following dates from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Aug. 24

Chula Vista: 690 3rd Ave., Chula Vista, CA

Aug. 25

Chula Vista: 878 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, CA

Gelson’s

In partnership with Melissa’s Produce, Gelson’s will feature Hatch roastings on the following Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Case size is 23 pounds. Locations:

Aug. 10

Dana Point: (from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.) 24 MonarchBayPlaza, DanaPoint, CA  92629

Aug. 17

Westlake Village: 2734 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village, CA  91361

Aug. 24

Newport Beach: 1660 San Miguel Drive, Newport Beach, CA  92660

August 31

Sherman Oaks: 4520 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA  91403

Sept. 7

Silver Lake: 2725 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90027

Sept. 14

Calabasas: 22277 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, CA  91302

Ralphs

 

Friedas Hatch banner for Ralphs [7]In partnership with Frieda’s, Ralphs will feature Hatch roastings on the following Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (or while supplies last). There will be three heat levels — medium, hot and extra hot! Cost is $16.99 for 10 pounds and $24.99 for 25 pounds. Locations:

Aug. 10

Aug. 17

Aug. 24

Go here for more information about the Ralphs Hatch chile roastings with Frieda’s [8].

Ready, set ROAST!