6th Annual Windsor Chili Cook-Off

Windsor chili cookoff

Sat, July 13, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

6th Annual Windsor Chili Cook-Off on Saturday July 13th on the Windsor Town Green. It will be an exceptional day of killer CHILI with celebrity judges, great live music by the Twice As Good band, and circling throughout will be members of the deadly Resurrection Roller Girls! And they’re all coming together for a GOOD CAUSE! Beneficiaries are the Vineyard Academy at Windsor High School, the Windsor Fire Foundation and the Windsor Chamber of Commerce. Opportunities await to compete in the cook-off, sponsor the event, or just come eat some chili and cast your vote for the people’s choice award!

Event Tickets are only $25 for adults ($10 for kids over age 10) and includes tastings of all chilis competing for People’s Choice. You will have a chance to win a FABULOUS DOOR PRIZE, a Traeger BBQ from Johnson Pool & Spa, and to participate in a HUGE Wine Country raffle. Follow the link to get cook-off tickets through Eventbrite:

The Cook-Off will have live entertainment by the Twice As Good blues band (2XG) with Master of Ceremonies Ricky Michaels of The WOLF, and event assistance by the deadly Resurrection Roller Girls. Our celebrity judges include Fabiano Ramaci, winemaker/chef at Mora estates; Mateo Granados, owner & chef at Mateo’s Cocina Latina; Mitch Dearmon, of Oliver’s Market; Richard Pharo, rancher, farmer, cowboy & chef; Lindsay Challoner, Chef, Korbel winery delicatessen; Danny Wright, Host of the Danny Wright morning show on the River 97.7 & Co-host Outside Slants, a 49er Podcast; Ben Perry, Co-Host SportsMeatsBeer Podcast; Brad Barmore, owner of Kin, Kinsmoke and the Publican, and co-host of SportsMeatsBeer and Outside Slants podcasts; and the Windsor Town Council sends chili aficionado Esther Lemus.

Our band, Twice As Good, or their acronym 2XG, is the professional name of the music duo formed by Paul Anthony Steward and his father, Richard James Steward from the Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians. Richard grew up around music, having learned to play guitar and sing country music from his mom. Growing up he got to hear lots of different kinds of music on the radio, and he mostly admired the Blues & Soul. After leaving the reservation Rich and Paul experienced poverty in relocating to Santa Rosa, but music kept their spirits up. Richard taught Paul to play guitar, encouraging him to be a lead guitarist. Paul, inspired by B.B. King began to play the electric blues guitar and practiced his vocals. In May 2003 they debuted as “Twice As Good, 2XG” in Santa Rosa, CA. Since then they have been all over the USA, released seven albums, received stellar newspaper and magazines reviews and many awards. They continue on with Paul leading the band night after night with fiery tunes, soulful vocals, and a screaming guitar, as Rich lays down that driving rhythm.

The name “Twice As Good” is not a claim of status. To Paul & Rich it is a dedication to hard work and quality of craft; about believing in one’s self, not being shy, and having the courage to try something as hard as becoming a successful professional musician. They were once told, “you can’t make it in the music business, you got to be twice as good,” so they replied, “well, all right then. We will be, Twice As Good.”

Windsor Town Green

701 McClelland Dr.

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