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.

Salvador Molly’s Owner; Darrielle Sadle and Winner of the Toughest Tongue Contest: David Weiss

Salvador Molly’s Owner; Darrielle Sadle and Winner of the Toughest Tongue Contest: David Weiss

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.

People who can eat five of the ultra-spicy habanero cheese fritters end up on the Hall of Flame

People who can eat five of the ultra-spicy habanero cheese fritters end up on the Hall of Flame

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

2/13 – Fire Starter and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
2/20 – Courage Under Fire and Trial by Fire
2/27 – The 13th Warrior and Man on Fire
Movies are shown at: 4:00 and 6:00.
The festivities continue through March 3rd.
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