News for the Tri-Community • October 6, 2016 issue
Wrightwood Village was the place to be last weekend, to usher in October and autumn.
Wrightwood Village was the place to be last weekend, to usher in October and autumn. Saturday’s attractions and events included Jeeps and Willys, a Chili Cook-off and Salsa Tasting, live music, art classes, and Basic CERT training, all happening in and around the Community Building and Park Street. Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Chili Cook-off and Salsa Tasting. Seven chili entries, from hot to mild, and green to red, were cooked on site and judged in four categories: Best Red, Best Green, Anything Goes, and People’s Choice. Salsas were judged for Best Hot and Best Mild recipes. Rick and Stacy Fournier took home the Best Red prize for their Full House Chili; so named for its three bean/two meat recipe. Best Green belonged to Rick and Courtney Teidemar whose booth displayed the sign, “I Like Pork Butts, and I Ain’t Lyin’.” Brittany and Greg Flemming of the Village Grind were awarded the “Anything Goes” prize. The People’s Choice Award was a close race, with just six or seven votes separating the entries. Leslie Mihalko’s “He got the house, I got the recipe” was the crowd favorite. A shout-out goes to the South Paw Chili, Briones Family Recipe, and Mountain High’s Pork Chili Stew, as they were all in the running for People’s Choice. Madeline Lamas won the Best Hot salsa award, and Best Mild went to Valerie Vasquez. Phil Heisinger was the People’s Choice award winner for his salsa recipe. Lori Moore won 50/50 drawing, taking home $66. There's more to this story - Click here to subscribe and get a user name today.
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