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Restaurants Adding Final

March 8, 2007

Greer, SC- Restaurants are getting ready for the upcoming Chili Cook-off presented by Greer State Bank. The event will be held Thursday, March 15 from 6 until 9pm in downtown Greer. Organizers are expecting crowds to exceed 2,500 due to all of the restaurants popularity and the evening’s entertainment.

Restaurants have just released the names for each of their chilis that they are preparing for the Cook-off.

Anna’s International Restaurant                             Anna’s Chili De la Casa
Buffalo’s Café                                                            White Chicken Chili
The Bullpen                                                                Bull Shooting Chili
DQ Grill & Chill                                                           Lil’ Peppers Chili
Fatz Café                                                                     Fatz Favorite Chili
Frodo’s Pizza                                                              Yellow Jacket Chili
The Great Bay Oyster House                                  Walker’s Texas Chili
Garner’s Natural Market & Café                             Fool’s Gold Chili
Justin’s Steakhouse                                                Justin’s Famous Angus Chili
Lunch & Such                                                            Jalapeño Jeaven
M & J Crossroads                                                     Crossroads Chili
Sims BBQ                                                                   Bama Style Chili
Southern Thymes Café                                            Slap me Silly Chili
Village Grill & Bar                                                      Mama & Brothers Kickn’ Campfire Chili

Chili Taster Cups will be on sale for $1 each sample. Budweiser, Thomas Creek, and Coca-Cola products will also be available.

RetroVertigo will provide the evening’s musical entertainment. Across the Upstate and beyond, RetroVertigo have crowds that are jumping to their feet, dancing, and having fun when the band hits the stage! Partygoers find this explosive, high-energy cover band irresistible when they start playing favorites from the 1980’s and more. RetroVertigo taps into its member’s history of quality musicianship and showmanship to bring the most colorful music from the 80’s back to life. Some of the events where you could have seen RetroVertigo entertaining the masses include the Handlebar (One of the few cover bands ever to be invited and draw a big crowd to this exclusive venue) and Tunes on Trade in downtown Greer.

Chili winners will be announced around 8:45pm the evening of the event to award prizes. Winners will receive cash prizes and the first place winner receives the traveling trophy to be
kept in their respective restaurant for the year.

The Greer Chili Cook-off is presented by Greer State Bank and is joined in support of the event by County Line News, Coca Cola, The Buzzard, Partnership for Tomorrow, the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, City of Greer, Greenville Federal Credit Union, James & James Benefit Brokers, Martin & Davis LLC, and Carolina First.
For additional information, please contact the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at 877-3131 or visit

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