Head to Houston's Hops n' Hot Sauce Festival

It combines the best of both worlds

Painful for some, thrilling for others, exciting for all: The Hops n' Hot Sauce Festival is back at SpindleTap Brewery on January 13 for its second annual run.

The event kicks off at noon, and in addition to the namesake spicy foods and beer, there'll be a bounce house, a silent auction and live entertainment. The event helps benefit CureFest, a volunteer organization that raises money to help fund cancer research.

There's also a $250 prize for first place in the hot pepper-eating competition. We'll be watching from the stands, a glass of milk in one hand and a Honey Hole in the other.