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Participating Restaurants Announced for the CITIZENS BUILDING & LOAN GREER CHILI COOK-OFF

February 17, 2009

Greer, SC- The Greer Chamber is pleased to announce the participating restaurants that will compete for the title of “Greer’s Best Chili” at the upcoming Citizens Building & Loan Greer Chili Cook-off. Restaurants will showcase their culinary skills in historic Greer Station from 6:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2009. 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 competing restaurants are:

Café Mundo
Café Rivera
Demetre's Gourmet Grille
Ellen's Delicatessen and Catering
Fatz Cafe
Firehouse Subs
Greer Golf and Country Club - Martha's Kitchen
Jason's Deli
Lunch and Such
Sims BBQ
Southern Thymes Café, LLC
Streetside Café and Catering
The Cazbah
The Great Bay Oyster House

There are still a few spots left for restaurants to participate. If interested, please visit, fill out an application, and mail to the Greer Chamber as soon as possible to be considered for the Cook-off.

Chili Taster Cups will be on sale for $1 each sample. Budweiser 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.

For more event information, please contact the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at
877-3131 or visit


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