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February 25, 2008

Greer, SC- Twenty-one restaurants will showcase their culinary skills in historic Greer Station (downtown Greer) by competing in the Greer Chili Cook-off presented by Greer State Bank and Honest – 1 Auto Care from 6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2008.  Celebrity judges will vote for best tasting chili and best decorated restaurant booth.  The public will then cast their ballots for their choice of “Greer’s Best Chili!” Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners and the first place winner will also receive a traveling trophy to keep in their respective restaurant for the year.  The competing restaurants are:

Anna’s International Restaurant                     
Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria                         
Blue Ridge Brewing Company                      
The Bullpen                                                    
Café Rivera                                                    
Crissy’s Deli
Demetre’s Gourmet Grille                              
Ellen’s Delicatessen & Catering                    
Fatz Cafe                                                       
Firehouse Subs in Greer                               
The Great Bay Oyster House
Jason’s Deli               
Justin’s Steakhouse                                       
Lunch & Such of Greer                      
Martha Kitchen Greer Country Club  
M & J Crossroads      
Publix Supermarkets – Thornblade
Ricky’s Express                                 
Sims B-B-Q                                                   
Southern Thymes Café         
Waffle House             

Chili Taster Cups will be on sale for $1 each sample. Budweiser, Thomas Creek, and Pepsi-Cola products will also be available. 
The event will also feature live, musical entertainment by Milhouse and three fun zones for kids of all ages!
Organizers are expecting crowds to reach 5,000 due to the popularity of participating restaurants and the evening’s entertainment.

The Greer Chili Cook-off is presented by Greer State Bank and Honest – 1 Auto Care.  Supporting sponsors include: 
Amazing Threads, Budweiser of Greenville, CapitalBank, C&J Portable Toilets, Converge, LLC, Costco, First Citizens Bank, Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, Greater Greer News, Greenville Federal Credit Union, The Greer Citizen, The Greer Herald, Greer State Bank, Harrison Electrical, Inc., Honest - 1 Auto Care, Martin & Davis, LLC, 106.3 Charlie FM, Partnership for Tomorrow, Pepsi-Cola of Greenville, TranSystems and York Constructors, Inc.
For more event information, please contact the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at 877-3131 or visit 

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