Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – The Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off will celebrate its 11th year, and second year at Puerto Mágico, on Saturday, February 18. This all-day (Noon to 7:00) family event features free chili tasting from more than 18 local restaurants and individuals. These Chili Chefs also compete for trophies in the “Popular” and “Professional” categories. In an unusual circumstance last year Blake’s Restaurant & Bar won both categories. They will be back to defend their titles.
In addition to the Chili tasting four of the area’s best bands will provide entertainment throughout the day. Add to that the Mariachi group that will open the day, the raffle prizes provided by the participating restaurants, a Silent Auction with many outstanding items to bid on, and the always exciting 50/50 draw, and the Chili Cook-Off has something for everyone.
If you happen to work up a thirst after tasting all that chili, you can head over to one of the four beverage stations on the Cook-Off grounds: the Murphy’s Irish Pub Beer Gardens, the Nacho Daddy Mixed Drink Station, Ofelia’s Wine Bar or the Americana Sports Bar Margarita and Bloody Mary Bar.
All proceeds from ticket and t-shirt sales, as well as a percentage of all food and beverage sales, go to fund the non-profit Jay Sadler Project A.C. and it’s work to improve various institutions in the Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay area. These institutions include day care centers, senior citizen homes and schools for the disabled, public schools in rural areas and other private charitable institutions.
Reserved, covered seating is available online at chilicookoff.ticpass.mx. General Admission tickets are available for $250 MXN at various outlets around the area including: • Nacho Daddy • Murphy’s Irish Pub • Andale’s Restaurant & Bar • Escondida Sports Bar • Blake’s Restaurant & Bar • Pinocho’s Bar • Americana Sports Bar • Langostinos • Mabel’s Cocina • Irma’s Restaurant & Bar • Salty Caesar • Mama Caguama’s Takos & Beer • D’Z Route 66 • Xtreme Performance.
General Admission tickets will be available at the gate starting at Noon on the 18th for $300 MXN.