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Atenas Chili Cookoff Reminder

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Just a reminder - Atenas Chili Cook-off this Sunday 2/8/15

New Location

 

www.atenaschilifiesta.com

 

Last year it was reported they raised $30,000+ for the local Orphanage.

My husband and I are hoping to get there tomorrow. It sounds like a good time. We were there one other year and some of those chilies are really hot, but tasty.

Missy...of Worcester Ma

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Wish we could be there. Seems like a good time and a good cause. Made a small donation anyway. If you can't attend, please try to help!

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The Chili Fiesta is really getting to be a big deal with the new bigger venue this year. Any reports or videos? Did anyone here on the forum go?

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I don't know whether Norman and his crew from Jalapeños participated this year. Have you heard that he's getting ready to open a new eatery, a Colombian place, with arepas and other Locombian food!

 

Looking forward to trying it out. It's not open yet -no date set- but soon. When I asked when he said he's taking his time.

 

Cheers!

 

Paul M.

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SteveJ

It was a successful turnout. It will be a few days before the totals are in (attendance & money), but quite a difference from the original started by "TOM & KAY COSTELLO" at their small restaurant in Atenas . There were only 6 participants in the cook-off that year. This year saw 21 competing for "BEST CHILI IN COSTA RICA". What had been a "Gringo's festival in the park" was expanded this year to be more "all inclusive", Ticos and Gringos. The hours were also expanded this year with a concert lasting until 10:00 pm (way beyond my bed time). I would recommend you check their web site for pics. www.atenaschilifiesta.com .

Ron

 

Epicatt2 Paul M

Norman was in attendance but not a contestant in the Chili Cook-off this year. I'm sure he will be glad to show you his previous trophies next time you visit Jalapenos.

Ron

Edited by ronofboston

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Just FWIW, Mitzi Stark has an article in today's TicoTimes online edition covering the Chili Cook-Off in Atenas.

 

HERE's a link to Ms. Stark's article.

 

Wish I coulda been there.

 

Paul M.

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AND THE WINNERS ARE

 

Judges Choice

 

1st Place: Marine Corps League

2nd Place: Roca Caliente

3rd Place: South of "South of the Border"

 

People's Choice

 

Texas Fuego Chili

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