Joined: Apr 16, 2009
From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
|Posted: 2013-09-06 9:13 pm  Permalink|
Well after two weeks, I should be rested enough after this last chili cook-off to try this now...so here goes.
First, I'd like to say thanks to all the folks that came out to the cook-off. Way too many to list, but you know who you are and some of you came from great distances (like Canada) and spent the whole day supporting us and even serving the crowd. Thank you for making the event, the event! I wish I had taken more photos...thanks to everyone who did and put them on Facebook.
Next, there's Tom Grill & his son Daniel, Gil, Anna and Victor who helped set up the booth and decorate, serve, cook, tote hay, make signs, provide cowboy hats, etc., etc...You guys were so great and BTW Tom, Daniel will be cooking this chili soon!
Special thanks to Holden & Tiki Farm for donating the shot mugs which went so fast!
Kim and gang at Deadhead Rum brought their "A Game" and put the booth over the top, resulting in us all getting the best presentation award! Kim, thank you so much donating the booth space & the delicious Deadhead Rum and pouring all the samples!
Mike Sr. & Vickie, Mike Jr. & Mari, Mark and all from the Tiki Ti. Thanks for supporting me and the whole crazy idea back in 2010 through to this year’s effort. Mike, you made another power packed punch and the crowd loved it. So did all the Tiki people!
It never goes without saying, my wife Joan and daughters Allison & Emily served, smiled and enjoyed the event. I couldn't have done it without you. Oh, can't forget Emily's boyfriend Mark who helped truck everything to Costa Mesa. He even found a guy to take the hay off our hands, THANKS!
The chili was pretty good this year and the booth was the coolest. It’s still a little shocking to hear them announce “TIKI TI” three times, but darn it, we were in it to win it. And we did!!
Now it’s time to take time. Time off that is from the Hi Time cook-off in 2014. We’ll do it again in a few years, maybe even Charlie will show up to the next one!
ICS? Hmmmmm...that sounds interesting.