2018-02-07 / Community & Local News

Chili/Chowder Cook-Off winners announced

Snodeo Weekend


Winner for Best Overall Chili was Bald Mountain Camps; shown here are Kirk Right and Colin Harper. (Submitted photo) Winner for Best Overall Chili was Bald Mountain Camps; shown here are Kirk Right and Colin Harper. (Submitted photo) RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of the 25th annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off, which took place Thursday evening, Jan. 18, at The Gingerbread House in Oquossoc.

The annual event is sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Budweiser Beer and is the kick-off event of Snodeo Weekend. According to a chamber spokesperson, the event was a great success, with over 160 people tasting 12 delicious chili and chowder samples from area restaurants and then casting their votes for their favorites.

The winners of the 2018 Chili/Chowder Cook-Off are:

Chili Winners: Best Overall, Bald Mountain Camps; Mild, Lakeside Convenience; Medium, Oquossoc Grocery; Hot, Red Onion

Chowder Winners: Best Overall, Sarge’s Pub & Grub; Seafood, Sarge’s Pub & Grub; Vegetable, Lakeside Convenience.


Winner of Best Overall Chowder was Sarge’s Pub & Grub; shown are Jamie Sargent and Crystal Greenleaf Figoli. (Submitted photo) Winner of Best Overall Chowder was Sarge’s Pub & Grub; shown are Jamie Sargent and Crystal Greenleaf Figoli. (Submitted photo) The bragging rights for this year have been determined and now participants have a year during which to tweak their recipes and compete again next January in this very popular event.

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