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Things are running a little slow for the last couple of cook-offs. Rest assured, when the information is available and verified, we will post it here.
With heavy hearts we pass on the sad news of Alan Greiner's passing on April 18th after a year-long battle with Alzheimer's. Please keep each other in each other's hearts, okay?
Alan L. Greiner
October 24, 1947 - April 18, 201
Though he may not have lived what could be described as an extraordinary life, he was an extraordinary man. Alan Lloyd Greiner was carefree and happy. Even when ailed by pain, he was the light and life of the party. At any point, for however length of time, Alan was a man you instantly knew to the core. He saw beauty and grace in life.
Only one year after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Alan joined our Father in heaven on April 18, 2017 at the young age of 69. Though he had dealt with pain and multiple back surgeries since 2001, Alan remained strong and good spirits. He simply enjoyed living and spending time with family and friends.
Alan Greiner grew up in Seguin, moved to San Marcos, and later to Austin and Round Rock, TX. He worked for Henna Chevrolet in Austin, TX for over 30 years. He officially retired in 2016. In 1996, Alan met his wife, Phyllis, in the singles group at Riverbend Church. Three years later they were married in their home in Round Rock, TX surrounded by family and friends.
Alan was known for many things. He would first and foremost proudly tell you he was the “Chili King” after having won 1st Place in the Original Terlingua International Championship in Terlingua, TX in 2001. He and Phyllis loved attending chili cook-offs. They not only cooked chili, but also competed for many years in showmanship. Alan emceed the International Championship for several years through 2016. In addition to 1st Place at Terlingua, Alan also won 1st Place at Tolbert Texas Mens State Chili Championship in 2014 and countless other awards in both chili and showmanship. Besides being the “Chili King”, Alan loved to fish, DJ music, sing karaoke, play games, and anything else that made everyone around him have a good time.
Alan Greiner is survived by his wife of 17 years, Phyllis. He is also survived by his three children, Stacy Penner, husband Rich and child Mason of Allen, TX; Justin Greiner, wife Lis and children Trevor, Tyler, Veronica, and Dylan of Pflugerville, TX; and Wendy Prindle of Round Rock, TX.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Beck Funeral Home in Round Rock (15709 RR 620). A Life Celebration will immediately follow at the home of Phyllis Greiner.
Bud Rozell from Dallas and Debra Frey from Emory
There were 35 brave souls who showed up to cook chili during the heavy rain at the 4th Annual KNON Chili Cook-off and Concert on April 2nd at the Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Dallas, a Tolbert event. The first place winner really drove a long way - Herman Everett from Terlingua. The name might ring a bell, Herman took 2nd in Terlingua last November.
Chairman: David Pippin
Head Judge: Debbie Eiland Turner
Chili - 35 Samples Judged
1st Place - Herman Everett, Terlingua
2nd Place - Roger Foltz, Dallas
3rd Place - Jason Clark, Arlington
4th Place - Suzanne Sweet, Dallas
5th Place - Tom Dozier, Irving
6th Place - Christy Rodgers, Denton
7th Place - Gerald Causey, Burleson
8th Place - J.J. Fiedel, Dallas
9th Place - Melinda Sawey, Benbrook
10th Place - Jenifer Moore, Irving
1st Place - Brian Martin from N. Richland Hills with Texas Beer Chef
2nd Place - Benjamin Stewart from Dallas with Dr. B
3rd Place - Deanna Castillo from Terlingua with High Sierra
The 28th Annual Roughneck BBQ & Chili Cook-off took place in Luling on April 1st, and since nobody claimed 1st Place, the trophy is still up for grabs. If you have ticket # 3755, we offer you our Congratulations, and ask that you please contact Dwight Hamilton right away!
Head Judge - Dwight Hamilton
Chili - 36 Samples Judged
1st Place - Ticket #755 UNCLAIMED!!
2nd Place - Jim Schlieper, Victoria
3rd Place - Lance Townsend, Luling
4th Place - Michael Behr, Manchaca
5th Place - Brittany Goin, Lockhart
6th Place - Andy “Jr.” Dalton, Del Valle
7th Place - Ashley Price, Lockhart
8th Place - Tom Burrows, Lockhart
9th Place - Bubba Thorp, Paige
10th Place - Jill Burrows, Lockhart
Roughneck Showmanship (No Tolbert rules or points awarded)
1st Place - Tino Castillo with Men in Black
2nd Place - Marcy Sierra from Luling with Fix ‘R Up Chili
3rd Place - Oscar Santos from Luling with Texas Smoke Eaters
Beans - 36 Samples Judged
1st Place - Andy Dalton
2nd Place - Greta Malik
3rd Place - Gilbert Camarillo
4th Place - Jane Reina
5th Place - Dwight Hamilton
6th Place - Susie Thorp
7th Place - Rob Brogdon
8th Place - Frank Flores
9th Place - Darrell Robinson
10th Place - Ralph Sluder
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2016 Behind the Store 1st Place Chili Champion
Deanna Castillo from Terlingua, Texas
2017 Tolbert Texas Men's State Champion
Woodrow "Woody" McFarland, Arp, TX
Nancy Cromer from Fischer, Texas
2017 Tolbert Ladies State Champion
Mike Behr, Manchaca, Texas
2015 and 2016 Tolbert Texas State Winner
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Mike "BB" Hughes & Dwight Hamilton, BFF
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Well, that's simple. We cook and promote the Official State Dish of Texas: Chili.
We host about 30 chili events per year at a variety of locations, including the Tolbert Texas State Chili Championship held in Lockhart.
Aside from having a lot of fun, we support a long and varied list of charitable causes, including FFA, Make-A-Wish, and the VFW Scholarship Fund to list a few.
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.