Chili lovers rejoice: the 6th Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off is set for Saturday, February 24th from 1-5 pm at El Rio BBQ Bar in Paso Ancho. This year the chairman for the event is Jim Sullivan. All proceeds from the cook-off go to local charities and the community.
It’s an “All you can eat” chili feast, featuring recipes from some 16 popular PV area bar restaurants and sponsors – all competing for trophies and bragging rights. There will be two categories of chili judging – one by popular vote from attendees and one by professional judges. Cost is $250 pesos per person. In addition to all of that chili, an order of El Rio’s famous smoked riblets and an agua fresca are also included. Regular El Rio menu items will be available for purchase. Entertainment will be provided by several cookin’ musical groups.
Emcees Pearl Burrus and Vera Carp are two of the 22 zany characters from Greater Tuna, a satirical comedy about small towns, small minds and big hearts, now playing at Incanto in Puerto Vallarta. All 22 characters are portrayed by two men, Tracy Parks and Ron Spencer. There are 42 lightning fast costume changes in the show which will keep you laughing from start to finish. For tickets please visit www.IncantoVallarta.com. 2 bottles of PATRON Tequila will be raffled off. Bring a non-perishable food item for one free raffle ticket. 1 ticket per donated item. Food will be distributed to those in need.
El Rio BBQ is located in Paso Ancho, in a beautiful setting alongside the Cuale River. Doors open at 1 pm. Directions: from the south or El Centro/Old Town, take the Libramiento through the small tunnel, then turn right at the signal just past the bridge. From the north, turn left at the signal after the large tunnel and just before the bridge. Free parking will be available. The 04 Blue bus from Old Town, which you can catch on Lazaro Cardenas, drops you off at El Rio’s front entrance.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from any of the event’s sponsors, including Steve’s Sports Bar and Carol’s Boutique, both on Basilio Badillo in Old Town. There’s still have space available for a couple of more entries. Anyone interested in participating by making their own 5 gallons of chili, please contact Donna Wong at [email protected]