South Tucson firefighters win salsa showdown

2013-05-07T07:00:00Z South Tucson firefighters win salsa showdownCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

When it comes to salsa, the South Tucson Fire Department has no rivals in South Tucson.

The firefighters added the right amount of heat and smoke to douse their competition — the South Tucson Police Department and City Hall employees — in Saturday's Salsa y Salsa Fiesta at the Garden Kitchen.

South Tucson restaurant Crossroads, 2602 S. Fourth Ave., won the Taste of South Tucson division that pitted restaurants against one another.

According to a press release, the STFD's "smoky flavored salsa had just the right amount of heat to be selected over the entries by the Police Department and City Hall."

Salsa y Salsa included dance lessons by Ritmos Latinos, an organization at the University of Arizona that promotes Latin music and dance for students and Tucson salsa enthusiasts.

The Garden Kitchen, 2205 S. Fourth Ave., is a joint effort with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Pima County and the City of South Tucson, with funding from USDA to provide nutrition classes throughout Pima County.

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