Chili Cookoff Winners!
Dear Everyone, Teams, Sponsors, and the 700 people that came out for Bubba's Fifth Annual Shanghai Chili Cook-off....thanks once again for being part of Shanghai's biggest and best expat party! Despite the last minute hassles of uprooting an institution event to another location the festival was an overwhelming success.
Congratulations again to our winners this year. Man there were some fantastic entries and I know the judges had their work cut out. I tasted the top five when they were all done with the judging and boy was it a close race. Even though I tasted the top five at the time, I still did not know who's chili team they belonged to, but here are the final results.
146.5: Team Tabasco/Pistolera
145: Dave Henderson/Zapatas Suzhou
144: Mike Baymiller and the Puxi Landsharks
143: JP Neal and Chili Chili Bang Bang
136: Craig Daniel and The Carnivores
129: Chef Mike/Boxing Cat
125: Roberta and Jack Heath/Windows Heart Attack Chili
124: Lloyd Miller and Irie Chili
116: Logan King and Tiger Chili
114: Kelley Lee/Cantina Agavi
105: Chef Nessy and the Nanibians
103: Vivon Ung and Afterburn Chili
For the G-Man Award, it came down between Windows Heart Attack Chili and The Prison Sex gang, and well....sexy girls will beat out guys in drag any day of the week so that went to Windows with 89 points vs 74 for the bend over boys. Who came up with that theme anyway?
Craig Daniel and his Carnivors team received the People's Choice Award, which is the second time for him on that prize. Congrats Craig.
For those that missed this event, here are some uploads that capture the festive mood pretty well!
Once again, and hope to see you all again for next year's event!