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Citizens Building & Loan Greer Chili Cook-off Plans for Record Crowds!

March 17, 2009

Greer, SC- The Greer Chamber is planning for record crowds at the upcoming Citizens Building & Loan Greer Chili Cook-off on Thursday, March 19. The event will be in downtown Greer from 6:00-10:00pm. Restaurants will showcase their culinary skills in historic Greer Station and celebrity judges will vote for best tasting chili and best decorated restaurant booth. The public will then cast their ballots for the People’s choice winner. 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 21 competing restaurants are:
Anna’s International
The Bullpen
Café Mundo
Café Rivera
California Dreaming
The Cazbah
Demetre's Gourmet Grille
Dickey’s BBQ
Ellen's Delicatessen and Catering
Fatz Cafe
Firehouse Subs
The Great Bay Oyster House
Greer Golf and Country Club - Martha's Kitchen
Jason's Deli
Lunch and Such
Sims BBQ
Southern Thymes Café, LLC
Streetside Café and Catering
Waffle House

Chili Taster Cups will be on sale for $1 each sample. Budweiser, Thomas Creek, and Pepsi products will also be available. The event will also feature live, musical entertainment by Retro Vertigo and 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.

Sponsors include Citizens Building & Loan, Pepsi, Budweiser, Planet 93.3, Rock 101, Greer Herald, and Greenville News, Wise Guyz of SC, and Dixie Home Crafters/Gutter Guardian.
For more event information, please contact the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at
877-3131 or visit


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