If you like chili and you’re in Sedona next May 5th, be sure to go by the Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off. We volunteered with the Sedona Rotary this year and had a great time. It took place this year, as in years past, at Tlaquepaque next to Oak Creek. We mostly sold t-shirts and water for a few hours and then the next shift arrived giving us time to try all of the great chili available.
Two different groups competed this year. We had the restaurants in one group and the municipalities (Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Sedona Fire) in the other. Our first vote went to El Rincon Restaurant which is also in Tlaquepaque. They offered three different chilis, all good. They seemed to have a green chile base.
Our favorite amongst the municipalities, with mayors and city council serving, was the Sedona Fires chili. Heads and shoulders above the others.
Put this event on your calendar. It’s sponsored by Sedona Rotary Club and the proceeds go to good causes.