Winners of Chili Cook off announced

15 local purveyors of chili competed Saturday in the first-ever Elk Rapids Cabin Fever Chili Cook off. Here are the winners for each category:
People’s Choice-Red Chili

  1. Siren Hall–Smoked Black & Blue Beef Brisket Chili
  2. Chef Charles–Carlo’s Chile DeChancha
  3. Pearl’s–Bud’s Bourbon Pork Chili
People’s Choice-White Chili
  1. Town Club–Edwardo’s Cha Cha Chili
  2. Healing Arts Connection–Vibes Up Chili
  3. Elk Rapids Wine Shop–Did You Know the Wine Shop Serves Food? Chili
People’s Choice-Vegetarian
  1. Java Jones–Awesome Award Winning Chili
  2. Evergreen Market–Mexicali-Michi Chili
Judge’s Choice-Red Chili

  1. Siren Hall–Smoked Black & Blue Beef Brisket Chili
  2. Chef Charles–Carlo’s Chile DeChancha
  3. Settler’s–Texas Tornado Chili
Judge’s Choice-White Chili
  1. Town Club–Edwardo’s Cha Cha Chili
  2. Vasquez Hacienda–Gianna Blanka
  3. Elk Rapids Wine Shop–Did You Know the Wine Shop Serves Food? Chili
Judge’s Choice-Vegetarian
  1. Java Jones; Awesome Award Winning Chili
  2. Evergreen Market; Mexicali-Michi Chili
“The friendly competition provided outstanding entries,” said organizer Tom Vranich from the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Association that sponsored the benefit event. “Everyone complimented the chefs for their efforts. Nick Vasquez from Rolling Thunder stepped up to entertain us and also serve as master of ceremonies. We are very grateful to all of the vendors for their generous donation of time, talent and delicious chili. It was a fun afternoon.”  Press Release
 
A particularly loud huzzah goes out to Tom Vranich for organizing and hosting this memorable event.
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