4th annual American Legion Charity Chili Cook-Off

The 4th annual American Legion Charity Chili Cook-Off is set for Saturday, February 27, 1-5 p.m., at beautiful El Rio BBQ Bar and Grill in Puerto Vallarta.

It’s an “all you can eat” chili feast, featuring 18 recipes from a broad range of sponsors, including many popular local restaurants. Also included is an order of El Rio’s famous smoked riblets and an agua fresca. Cost is $200 pesos per person. Regular El Rio menu items are also available for purchase.  This always popular event will benefit a number of worthwhile charities.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Mikki Prost, The Five Bones, Two Guys 4 Rock and the Texas Embassy Blues Band, featuring vocalist Sean Moore.

These charities will benefit from the event: The Banderas Bay Women’s Shelter, Torpedos American Football and DIF New Life Home for young boys. Last year’s cook-off enabled the American Legion to sponsor six boys. This year the goal is to sponsor ten boys. In addition, proceeds from the event help fund numerous Community Relations Projects undertaken by the American Legion and the Navy League during the year.

There will be two categories of chili judging — one by popular vote from attendees and one by professional judges. Last year’s winners were:

Murphy’s, Nacho Daddy and American Legion were also winners in 2014.

El Rio BBQ is located in Paso Ancho, in a beautiful setting alongside the Cuale River. Doors open at 1 p.m. .

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. For more information: [email protected]

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