In the evening of the 2011 summer solstice, and Paolo Soleri’s 92nd birthday, Arcosanti celebrated the annual Burning Tongue event.
Residents, friends and workshop participants gathered in the Vaults for a night of incredibly spicy dishes and hors devours.
The fare ranged from Ghost Pepper Popsicles to full entrees awash with hot spices.
Two very typical faces: Chugging a water bottle, and preparing to burn one’s tongue.
“Burning Tongue” is the brainchild of architect and 3D Master Young Soo Kim, who is part of the Arcosanti Planning Department.