MIDDLEBURY-If only Middlebury's tongues could talk. Hey, wait a minute-they do. And well over 3,000 tongues have tasty tales to tell after experiencing last month's Third Annual Middlebury Winter Carnival and Chili Contest.
Now the 2011 winners of the March public classic contest have been announced by festival officials and the Better Middlebury Partnership. All who attended can now compare their own tasty memories with the official winners.
2011 Middlebury Winter Carnival & Chili Contest Winners-
Best Beef: Costello's Market
Greg's Meat Market - 2nd
Two Bros. Tavern - 3rd
American Flatbread - 3rd
Best Chicken: Tourterelle
Subway - 2nd
Jeff Jones, E. Middlebury - 3rd
Best Pork: Costello's
51 Main - 2nd
Leunig's, Burlington - 3rd
Best Game: Jessica's (Swift House Inn)
Bark Eaters, Shelburne - 2nd
Jackson's on the River - 3rd
Best Veggie: Inception Studios
Waybury Inn - 2nd
Greg's Meat Market - 3rd
Leunig's - 3rd
Best Kitchen: Bar Antidote
Sportin' Wood Construction - 2nd
Middlebury Co-Op - 3rd
Best Overall: Costello's Market
Tourterelle - 2nd
Jessica's (Swift House Inn) - 3rd
This year's downtown hot-on-the-tongue love fest was bigger and better than ever, breaking previous records.
The success was do in large part tothe hard work and community of spirit of all involved, especially the Better Middlebury Partnership. The Partnership works on behalf of the entire town not just downtown merchants.
Included in the festival leadership group were Lindsey Wing and Joe Colangelo, co-chairpersons of the Third Annual Middlebury Winter Carnival and Chili Contest, Kim Cook, marketing coordinator for the Chili Contest, Amey Ryan and Holmes Jacobs, chili contest committee members, and Donna Donahue, Better Middlebury Partnership president.