Prepare those taste buds for a weekend adventure of spice samplings ranging from warm to "where's the water."

All fired up: Find out who's the best of the Zest as the golden chiles are presented to Fiery Food Challenge winners.

Friday-Sunday, January 25-27. Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W Las Colinas Blvd., Irving (845-661-3616). [$13; zestfest2011.com]

Nearby: The Ranch at Las Colinas; Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill; The Keg Steakhouse and Bar

For more weekend picks, go to Rundown: Dallas.