Portland, January 29th. “Hot, hot” were the words most frequently uttered at the kickoff the month-long Great Balls of Fire fundraiser at Salvador Molly’s Restaurant. The benefit for Oregon HEAT started with costumed participants consuming as many ultra-spicy habanero cheese fritters as possible. David Weiss from Forest Grove won the “Toughest Tongue in Town” contest by eating 15 fritters.
In 2011, the neighborhood restaurant served nearly 3,000 Great Balls of Fire during the month of February and raised over $2,500 to aid low-income Oregonians in need of heat through Oregon HEAT.
The month-long fundraiser culminates Saturday, March 3 with the King of Heat Final Contest. Contestants receive an “I’m Flamous” t-shirt and winner gets dinner for 10, the “King of Heat” plaque in the Hall of Flame, and bragging rights.
The Great Balls of Fire fundraiser at Salvador Molly’s also include movie nights. Here’s information about that:
Movie Mondays –