2016 Harvest & Heritage Days Soup ‘R Chili Taste-off Winners Announced!
The Harvest & Heritage Days 11th annual Taste-off was held this past weekend. This year’s taste off was Soup ‘R Chili and a huge success.
This year’s contestants in the soup category were: Elite Martial Arts Istitute – Knockout Cheeseburger; The Gravity Inn – Butternut Squash and Seafood Bisque; MB’s Shear Expressions – Pumpkin Pie; Twisted Rail Tavern – Crab Bisque and VFW Post 531 – Pop’s Chowda. In the chili category we had: Hose Co. #1 – The Big Burn; Twisted Rail Tavern – Vegetarian and VFW Post 531 – Combat.
The three distinguished judges this year were Jon Fritz, Wendell Kay and Sandra Grandinetti. Their decision for first place winner in the Best Presentation to the Judges category was Elite Martial Arts institute, who served their soup in a beautiful fall floral display.
When it came to tasting, the judges had a very difficult task at hand. Ultimately, the first place for Judges Choice in chili went to Hose Co. #1 and in the soup category, equally as difficult, the judge’s vote for first place went to VFW Post 531.