Frisco announces Chili Cook-Off winner
The town of Frisco and Frisco Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer and Chili Cook-Off on Wednesday drew more than 300 chili lovers who sampled 38 entries at the Best Western Lake Dillon Lodge.An amazing variety of chilis were entered in the contest, including everything from basic red chili with ground beef to green chili with pork and vegetarian chili.The Best Western hosted the annual mixer and G.F. Rutkey provided Miller beer that was the perfect complement to the chili and salsa.The winners are:Peoples Choice WinnersRed Chili Professional – Mike GeorgeRed Chili Amateur – Chris KnudsenGreen Chili Professional – Cindy Abramowitz, Butterhorn BakeryGreen Chili Amateur – Gail HuntVegetarian Professional – Best WesternVegetarian Amateur – Jim Bachman, Spice of Life ChiliKids Chili – Katie JonesProfessional Salsa – Dave McCrae, Barkley’s MargaritagrilleAmateur Salsa – Steve SikorskiRed Chili ProfessionalFirst Place – Del Anderson, 1-2 BBQThird Place – Best WesternRed Chili AmateurFirst Place – Bruce CochranSecond Place – Ryan DarbyThird Place – Phyllis WhitworthGreen Chili ProfessionalFirst Place – Cindy Abramowitz, Butterhorn BakerySecond Place – Barb Sneider, Silverheels at the Ore HouseThird Place – Richard Greenmeier, Murphy’s TavernGreen Chili AmateurFirst Place – Gail HuntSecond Place – J.D. DonovanThird Place – Steve SikorskiVegetarian ProfessionalFirst Place – Dave McCrae, Barkley’s MargaritagrilleSecond Place – Best WesternVegetarian AmateurFirst Place – Chris KnudsenSecond Place – Jim Bachman’s Spice of Life ChiliThird Place- Jeanne LeachKids Chili ContestFirst Place – Dillon Valley Elementary A.M. PreschoolSecond Place – Katie JonesThird Place – Mackenzie MorganProfessional Salsa First Place – Dave McCrae, Barkley’s MargaritagrilleSecond Place – Barb Sneider, Silverheels at the Ore HouseAmateur SalsaFirst Place – Jeanne LeachSecond Place – Steve SikorskiWinners received the coveted engraved cutting boards for first place, spoon rests for second and pot holders for third along with their official certificates.People’s Choice winners received engraved wooden spoons and spatulas.
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