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Published: 06/11/2008
Phil Robertson, 505-552-1065,

2008 New Mexico State Chili Cook Off

Acoma, NM - The best red and green chili anywhere in the Southwest will be in .  Sky City Casino and the International Chili Society (ICS) present the 2008 New Mexico State and Regional Chili Cook Off June 28th and 29th. 

Returning for its fourth year in a row Sky City Casino welcomes back all Chili-Heads. These events are held worldwide and benefit charities and non-profit organizations, this year Sky City Casino will be helping out the Acoma Boys and Girls Running Club by selling tasting kits to patrons to judge for the People’s Choice Award.

in Red Chili is $800, World Famous Acoma Pottery and will advance to the World Championship in Las Vegas, Other categories include; Green Chili Verde, 1st Place $400 plus pottery, Salsa, $150 plus pottery, People’s Choice in Red $100 plus pottery and Best decorated booth, $100 and

This years Chief Judge will be Paul Whitney from Paul has been cooking chili competitively since 1982 and gone to the World Championship six times in Chili Verde and three times in Salsa.  Paul said, “This is the traditional dish of , we want to see everyone come out and compete so we can send the best chef from

There will also be exciting entertainment provided by ‘Old School’ DJ provided hits from yesterday and today. Also and new addition to the Chili Cook Off, Sky City Casino welcomes the Haak’u Museum Arts and Craft Show, with hundreds of Native American arts and crafts on display.  Call Anna Vicente at to register, booth space is $100 and participants must bring their own set up and equipment.   

Be a part of the 2008 and Regional Chili Cook Off at Sky City Casino Hotel by either becoming a cook or coming to try the best chili anywhere in the state.  For more information or to register call Bianca Mitchell at or Duane Mousseau at or stop into the for an application.

Sky City Casino is a part of Acoma Business Enterprises – largest employer - and is located 45 minute west of on Interstate 40, exit 102.  Sky City Casino is dedicated to responsible gaming.

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