Charity Chili- Cook Off this February 23 at El Rio BBQ

The 7th Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off is set for Saturday, February 23rd from 1-5 pm at El Rio BBQ Bar in Paso Ancho. Jim Sullivan will again chair this year’s “All you can eat” chili feast, featuring recipes from some 18 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.

Tickets to the Chili Cook-Off cost just $250 pesos per person prior to the event and $300 pesos at the door. In addition to all the chili, an order of El Rio’s famous smoked riblets and an agua fresca are also included. Regular El Rio menu items will also be available for purchase. Entertainment will be provided by several cookin’ musical groups, including Dave Whitty, Da Crew, Mikki Prost and The Texas Embassy Blues Band.

Pearl Burrus and Vera Carp return to Emcee the event again this year.

All proceeds from the cook-off go to local charities and community projects, including:

Supporting DIF in their support to Senior Citizens and Jay Sadler Community Relations Projects A.C.

Doors open at 12:00 pm. Chili will be served from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and voting will run from 1:00-3:00 pm.

El Rio BBQ Bar is located in Paso Ancho, in a beautiful setting alongside the Cuale River, less than ten minutes from the Libramiento. (Click HERE to see map.) Bus route #4 (R04) to Paso Ancho or Paso de Guayabo drops you right at the gate. Ask the driver if he’s heading to Paso Ancho if you have any doubt. For more information, call El RIO BBQ Bar at 322-222-2510.