The 11th Annual 2016 Spring Chili Cook Off helped to ‘stir things up’ in at the Historic Crown King Saloon on Saturday, April 9th. While there were a limited amount of entries, the judges found it harder than usual to decide on a winner. All the contestants made delicious chilis and the process of elimination was grueling! The five judges finally selected their top pics, while the attendees chose the coveted ‘People’s Choice’ award. This year’s Third Place winner was Sonja Streich and her green chili, Pot O’Gold. She took home a pitcher of goodies and $75. Second Place was awarded to Dennis Ruiz and his Prison Sex Chili. Along with his pitcher of gifts from the saloon, he went home with $100. This year the judges selected a first time contestant in a CK Chili Cook Off as their top pick. Kelley Lewallen and her Chili B Gone was the favorite and won the First Place award. Kelley was awarded $150 and a pitcher full of cool gifts too! The People’s Choice was awarded to # 5, Scott Streich and his Draggin’ Ass Chili. Scott went home with a cool $125 Cash and a pitcher of swag too!
Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks to all the ‘chili cookers’ for helping make this year’s event a success. Erica and Doug White, proprietors of the Crown King Saloon, did a wonderful job of organizing and hosting this event. The band was great, the food was tasty and the atmosphere most enjoyable! Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Spring Chili Cook Off. We hope you enjoy the slide show and we will see you at an upcoming event in Crown King.