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Chili Cook-off Burning "Green" image.

Original post made by just thinkin', Midtown, on Jun 30, 2008

A major city-sponsored event happens Friday - The Chili Cook-off.
It's held at Mitchell Park, which has limited parking (Esp. after all the cooker get there early.). Many visitors than park in the neighborhoods around the park.
What is the alternative transportation choice?
Don't look for the city's shuttle, who's regular route is right by the park. It is shut down for the holiday.
But, hasn't the cityh done special runs on weekends for the big doin's downtown - the art wine thing that bolsters business, have bunches of parking, and bring sales tax - and benefits tourists more than locals?

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Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 30, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Geez, I don't know. Palo Alto is such a huge place, I doubt you could bike over...


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Posted by Jordana- Elmo Chili
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 1, 2008 at 12:28 pm

You should be able to park. Obviously the Mitchell lot will be full if you get there after 12pm, since many chili-makers park there early. There is street parking and as the other poster said- biking is a good choice. Plus- after you eat chili you might even find yourself biking faster as you may be jet-propelled!

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Posted by goofy
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 4, 2008 at 12:09 pm

For the chili cook-off you could park in the little league parking lot next door, except the guy who runs the snack bar for little league pretends to work for the city, and charges you money for free public parking which he then pockets. If you think I'm joking, check it out.

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