Stay for a spell - there's a lot to see!
Congratulations to Bill Center of San Antonio for his 1st Place Chili at VFW Post 3377's Rory Martin Memorial Cookoff on May 11th in Manchaca. Of the 26 chili cooks present, Bill's was a "Bull's Eye", so to speak.
All of the stats can be found on the Rory Martin page. We've been promised some pictures and will post them as soon as available. Be sure to check back soon to see if you were there!
A huge thank you to Kerry and Linda Weir for another amazingly smooth event. They've got running a cookoff down to a science, and we really appreciate all that they do for the Tolbert organization as a whole, not just the Central Texas Tolbert Chili Group. Both are wonderful ambassadors of chili, and just in case you didn't know, Linda is the 2012 Tolbert Ladies State of Texas Chili Queen.
Dwight has a new batch of CTTCG window decals available. Looking remarkably like the old design (it's the shape of the jalapeno that sets one design apart), the decals were produced by Harlan Fagan from San Marcos and Slingshotz chili fame. Measuring about 5x6" they are $5 each. Flag Dwight down at the next cookoff to get one for each of your vehicles.
Ron Faulstich has a supply of the new CTTCG flags available. Much like the white signs many of the Usual Suspects display in their cooking areas, these flags just add a little more weight to the CTTCG presence. They are going to look fabulous in Terlingua this year!
When the idea of a flag was hatched, BB naturally came to mind. It's what he did. Flags. Contacting his sister Mary, who still runs M&M Flag Company was a no brainer! And, M&M did a fantastic job! Beautifully constructed of a durable nylon with heavy-duty brass grommets, they're a huge 3'x5'! The CTTCG logo is silk screen printed in the center, and there are two versions available: a blue or a white background. Either way, they are mighty pretty flying in the wind! If you'd like one of these limited edition flags, Ron's your guy. Look for him at our next cookoff, he's pretty easy to spot.
Seems odd, but we're on hiatus for the next couple of weeks. Gives everybody plenty of time to tackle the Honey Do List, visit the in-laws, or replant the North 40 before we meet up again on June 1st for the American Legion Post 83 Chili Cookoff in Austin.
Defending champions from the 2012 Post 83 cookoff are Marlo Schiable of Austin with 1st Place Chili, and Debbie Thompson, also from Austin and a member of the Backwoods Cookers team who won best all around barbecue. Repeats anyone?
Ken Rodd is heading this one up, and he has promised some good entertainment for Friday night, and a happy hour from 7-8 pm with door prizes! Sounds like fun. Camping is free, no hookups.
Week after that is Chisholm Trail. The preliminary event information is posted on the What's Coming Up page.
It's just about time for another Name That Butt contest, and you just never know... When you see the announcement appear in an upcoming slide show, be the first to correctly identify the mystery buttocks and you'll get one of those nifty new window decals as the prize!
Wanted to give you folks a pat on the back because your entry forms for the last several events have been right next to perfect! We really (Really!) appreciate it too. Having full information readily available is wonderful, and it makes the sanctioning process so much easier and quicker. Keep up the good work! And, just as a reminder, don't forget:
Photo courtesy of The Right Rev. J. Mike Smith 3, also known as The Right Reverend Doctor General J. Mike "SCORPION BREATH" Smith 3, Chili Clergy, Bar-B-Q Baron, B.E.A.N. and P.E.A. Terlingua Events Founder, SPAM World Champion, Texas Hamburger Champion, Pepper Inspector, Doctologist, Chilistorian, Chilioligist, Chilistician, "Chili Mafia" Leader, and Chili Pope west of the Pecos.
(For the season anyway!)
2012 Behind the Store 1st Place Chili Champion
Ted Hume from Dallas.
2012 Tolbert Ladies State Champion
Linda Weir of Buda, Texas
2013 Tolbert Texas Men's State Champion
George Odom of Manchaca, Texas
2013 Tolbert Texas State Winner
Mary-Lyn "Mouse" Rheinhardt
of Canyon Lake, Texas
Mike "BB" Hughes & Dwight Hamilton, BFF
A group of friends who just happen to cook award winning chili and BBQ while we raise awareness and funds for some mighty worthy causes.
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Well, that's simple. We cook and promote the Official State Dish of Texas: Chili.
We host over 30 chili events per year at a variety of locations, including the Al Hopkins Tolbert Texas State Chili Championship in Lockhart.
Aside from having a lot of fun, we support a long and varied list of charitable causes like Phone Cards for the Troops, the VFW Scholarship Fund, Special Olympics, and Breast Cancer resources to list just a few. Check the Where We've Been and Why We Do It page for beneficiary details for some of the cookoffs.
Most every weekend! Be sure to check the What's Coming Up page for the details on this week's cookoff!
All over Central Texas! For most events we will have a map and/or directions on how to get to the various locations on the Map Page to help you out.