Chilebrown at home

Sunday, October 17, 2010


What a beautiful day! The weather cooperated to create a wonderful setting to host the 'Rodeo Car Show and Chili Cook-off. The cars were polished and shining. The Chili was hot and spicy. The whole town of Rodeo was out to witness a battle of Chili Titans. Greg and his wife from 'Life is a Picnic stopped by to say hello. He was there to taste some chili and take some awesome pictures  The cook-off was scheduled to start at 1:00pm. The crowd lined up to sample "Mad Meat Genius Tri-Tip Chili". You would not believe how big my head swelled to see this line of people that wanted to try our chili.

Lets meet the cast of our team. James Campers is my partner in crime. He is the master of grilling tri-tip.John is our prep cook 'Extraordinair. He has knife skills that impresses. We had a crew of lovely servers. From left to right is Laura, Ms. Goofy's sister Paula and the infamous Ms. Goofy. Last on our team was Peppaheads wonderful Chile powder blend. Together this team produced and served some of the best chili in Rodeo.

Now for the results. The chili was judged by three amateur judges. They remained anonymous because of their embarrassing chili judging skills. We have learned by experience that local chili cook-offs sometimes are not judged by the merit of flavor. Sometime politics shamefully raises its ugly head in the judging process. So with that said, We WON the crowds heart and stomachs. This first place title was handed to St. Patricks church. We do not even know what place we came in because they only announced First & Second Place.

What a fun day. So many friends stopped by to celebrate and eat some chili. Thanks to my team and thanks to all the people that participated. We did not walk away with any trophies today. We did create and serve chili to be proud of . Oscar wears his badge of participation with pride.


cookiecrumb said...

You're a winner to me. It's great that you went out there and gave it your all. And some sissy Catholics wussed out on you.

Chilebrown said...

Cookiecrumb, St.Patricks are our good neighbors. The Rodeo populace knows who really won. The Chamber of Commerce did a good job of putting this event together. It is a shame that they had to kowtow to their agenda.

Did I mention how much fun we had. Oh by the way. Where were you?

Zoomie said...

The line in front of your tent says it all. You da man.

PresidentofCookies said...

The chile looks deeeeelicious and Oscar the Wonder Dog looks very handsome with his medal. Next year Oscar will wear the crown!

Greg said...

Darn it all let the people judge! Everyone at our table said it was you and number four.

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, It was a fun day and everybody had a taste of Chili.

PresidentofCookies, Oscar wears the crown everyday, he just needs to know the couch is mine.

Greg, Thanks for stopping by and taking those great pictures.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! The PC award is the only one that matters anyway. Oscar looks very distinguished with the medal.

Chris said...

The People's Choice awards at BBQ events are always the true measure of what people like. So it sounds like you won to me.

Chilebrown said...

Zia, Congrats on your anniversary. That cheesecakes sounds great.

Chris, We won with a great time. It was a kick to see lots of people enjoying our chili. We recieved a ton of support from friends, family and the public. This was a victory in my book.