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      San Francisco Bay Area Texas Exes 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off! in San Francisco

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      August 17, 2013

      Saturday  11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

      Fort Mason Center
      San Francisco, California 94109

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      San Francisco Bay Area Texas Exes 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off!

      It's that time again! Please join us at our 2nd annual Texas Exes Chili Cook-off! Whether you come to taste or you want to compete, it is our pleasure to welcome all Texas Exes and friends. :)

      ***There are 2 entrances for Fort Mason, please be sure to use the Buchanan entrance (across from the Safeway). Follow the retainer wall all the way down to the Firehouse, where delicious chili will be waiting.

      Chili will be served between 12 and 2pm. Be sure to get there early, bar opens at 11:30!

      Proceeds to benefit the Texas Exes scholarship fund. Kids 12 and under are free. Sorry, no dogs allowed at the venue. For participants in the cook-off
      Two Divisions:
      - Traditional Texas Chili (meat, tomatoes, etc.)
      - Non-traditional Chili (beans, veggie, white chili)

      Five Winners:
      - Overall Winner
      - (2) Judges Choice
      - (2) Peoples Choice
      Texas Exes Chili Cook Off Teams (up to 2 people per team) are required to bring a minimum of 5 quarts of chili or one full 5-6 quart slow cooker. Teams are required to provide their own slow cooker or backup slow cooker. For questions about different heating methods, please feel free to send us an inquiry.
      Any sides or garnish (hot sauce, onions, etc) must be provided by the team along with your own serving utensils. Bay Area Texas Exes will provide serving cups for tasting, spoons for tasting and napkins. Cornbread and side dishes will be provided by the Texas Exes as well.
      Day of the Event:
      Your team must arrive together to setup between 11:00 and 11:30am, with your chili premade and ready for warming. Wristbands will be distributed for your entire team at once and will not be split up or held for individual team members at check-in. We will have a table in the tasting area marked off for your team upon your arrival. Texas Exes outlets to help heat your premade chili, as well as tasting cups, utensils and napkins.
      Judging:A panel of esteemed food critics and alumni will evaluate the chili on the following criteria:

      • Color
      • Heat
      • Texture
      • Flavor/Taste

      Asking yours, to bean or not to bean... We'll leave that one to you, though the International Chili Society says 'beans and pasta are strictly forbidden'.
      Directions to Fort Mason:

      East Bay

      Bay Bridge to Fremont Street Exit; on Fremont (100 yards north) take first right on Howard; left on Embarcadero & go 2 miles; left on Bay, about 2 miles.
      For Fort Mason Center: 
      Right on Buchanan. Cross Marina Blvd. & sharp right into Fort Mason Center. 
      For General’s Residence and Chapel: 
      Right on Franklin, into upper Fort Mason. Turn right at stop sign for the General’s Residence or continue straight for the Chapel. 

      North Bay

      Golden Gate Bridge (US 101) to Marina Exit; go 1.5 miles.
      For Fort Mason Center: 
      Turn left at Buchanan & turn right into Fort Mason Center.
      For General’s Residence and Chapel:
      Turn right onto Laguna St, left onto Bay St, left on Franklin into upper Fort Mason. Turn right at stop sign for the General’s Residence or continue straight for the Chapel.

      Peninsula/South Bay

      US 101 North to 9th St. Exit; 9th across Market & left on Hayes; right on Franklin; about 2 miles.
      For Fort Mason Center:
      Turn left on Bay St, right on Buchanan. Cross Marina Blvd. & sharp right into Fort Mason Center 
      For General’s Residence and Chapel: 
      Cross Bay St. into upper Fort Mason. Turn right at stop sign for the General’s Residence or continue straight for the Chapel.

      Public Transportation Information

      Bay Area-Wide: www.511.org or call 817-1717 or 511 from any area code
      East Bay BART: www.bart.gov (510) 465-2278
      North Bay Golden Gate Transit: 
      www.goldengate.org (415) 455-2000
      Peninsula/South Bay CalTrain: 
      www.caltrain.com (800) 660-4287
      San Francisco MUNI: 
      www.sfmuni.com (415) 673-6864

      Cost: Early Cook-off Attendees 21.49

      Cook-off Contestants! (team of 2) 26.62

      Ontime Cook-off Attendee 26.62

      Categories: Conferences & Tradeshows | Food & Wine | Fundraising & Charity

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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