Notorious P.I.G. Takes 1st Place in Judges Category, 3rd For Peoples' Choice at Elk Grove Chili Festival

May 22, 2016 | In spite of a mid-afternoon downpour and cooler than normal weather, thousands descended on Elk Grove's Old To...



May 22, 2016 |

In spite of a mid-afternoon downpour and cooler than normal weather, thousands descended on Elk Grove's Old Town Plaza yesterday for the International Chili Society sanctioned Ninth Annual Elk Grove Chili Festival.

Organized by the Old Town Foundation with proceeds going to local charities, the event drew visitors to Old Town Elk Grove and dozens of cooks competing for a host of prizes. The cook teams competed in red, salsa, and homestyle categories while visitors enjoyed the wide array of chili styles.

Among the winners in the homestyle category was the Elk Grove-based Notorious P.I.G. team. Anchored by team captain emeritus Jack Lee, the cook crew included Marieza Calip, Kathy Lee, Steve Lee and Lynn Wheat. 

For their efforts, the team's Positively Incredible Grub chili not only won third place in the Peoples' Choice category, in a blind tasting, but it also earned First Prize in the homestyle Judges category. With the Judge's victory, Notorious P.I.G. will be invited to this October's ICS International Competition in Reno.

Congratulations to Notorious P.I.G!  







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Ace of Spades said...

Keep on winning and maybe you can qualify for an economic development grant or even a key to the city!

Steve L said...

For the sake of accuracy and journalistic integrity, it must be stated that the credit for the success of Team Notorious P.I.G> goes top none other than the publisher of this site, Dan Gougherty. Dan was the Master Chef of our submission yesterday. Fact is, he's too humble to take credit for his work.

His rugged Detroit- based upbringing and the exposure to true soul food lead us to victory yesterday. Dan is a leader that listens and hears the advice of others and uses that advise for the good of all.

Our city leaders could take a lesson in humility and leadership from Dan.

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