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Eat Spicy

Our Story

After 30 years as Executive Chef of various restaurants in both what is referred to as "Upstate NY" (Hudson Valley/Catskills, actually only an "Upcity" area) and the actual Upstate NY (Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay, north of Syracuse, practically Canada area), Chef Christopher Arquiett decided that combining his talent and artistry for crafting delectable, unforgettable, and imaginative food with the freedom of a mobile food concession model was the ultimate fulfilment of his lifelong passion for feeding and engaging with humanity.  And that means the humans closest to home, as well.  Most of the time, the staff you meet at Brave The Flames is Chef's partner and his children. Bonus family time! 

With utmost respect and endless curiosity, Chef Dawg (as this gastronome is known), engages his flare for fusing world flavors with a love of culinary techniques, both traditional and cutting edge, to create unique fare for the festival, flea market, or farmers' market scene.

To that end, Brave The Flames has several World Fusion Flavor Food Concession Concepts. Our first, debuted in May 2021, is The Twisted Taco. The Twisted Taco offers several fusion styles, each with their own unique combination of homemade sauces, flavored meats or vegan/vegetarian options, and freshly prepared vegetable toppings. Every style is available as tacos, quesadillas, burritos, or rice and bean bowls. Don't forget to enjoy a side of medium grain brown rice and black beans cooked from scratch, as well as  freshly-squeezed lemonade. And if you like your eats spicy, ask to Brave The Flames and enjoy Chef Dawg's housemade hot sauce of the week!

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