A war is on the horizon, but this one involves sauce tasting.
The annual Sauce Wars competition will make its seventh appearance at the Pittston Tomato Festival this year.
Restaurants from far and wide and individual entrants will gather to taste sauces spicy and mild, simple and complex.
This year’s entrants will not compete for money, but for the ability say they had the best sauce at the Pittston Tomato Festival — a feat they can brag about for the next 364 days.
Last year’s winner, Grico’s Restuarant in Exeter, will return to defend its title against Sindacos, of Luzerne; Arturo’s, of Dupont; Cris Nics Irish Pub, of Wilkes-Barre; and Lizza’s Mezzo Mezzo, of Pittston.
The Sauce Wars will take place throughout the entire Tomato Festival and the winner will be announced at the event’s closing Sunday, Aug. 21. Voting will take place next to the festival committee stand. For a $2 donation, festival-goers can taste and vote on their favorite sauce.
All proceeds benefit the Greater Pittston Historical Society.