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38th annual Chili Cook-off to commence on Independence Day

Original post made on Jul 3, 2019

On the Fourth of July, 11 teams will compete for the title of best chili in Palo Alto at the city's 38th annual Chili Cook-off at Mitchell Park.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 28, 2019, 11:26 AM

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 4, 2019 at 6:39 am

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Oh come on: what is the cost to the taxpayers to having 11 memberships in the international chili society? Our city attorney recommended that we not go scab again?


Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 4, 2019 at 6:45 am

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So it says here that they’re charging us $10 per team and therefore $110 total and that if we don’t sign up they will send a goon squad to make city staff eat what’s left of the 11th Place team’s slop.


Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 4, 2019 at 6:57 am

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I just got a letter from International chili society and they said we owe them 38 years of permits which is a total of $50,000 including penalties but they will let it slide if we hire the red hot chili peppers to play their son’s bar mitzvah.
I ran this by city attorney and she said “cool beans “.


Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 4, 2019 at 7:47 am

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And “fourth”: unless you’re telling me that the reason you sought sanction from a distant governing group is so that our cooks can declare their independence from such, keeping with the spirit of today’s origins.


Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jul 5, 2019 at 6:46 am

@Mark Oh come on now, how about a little neighborly spirit? Baby you even attended the cookoff? It’s a great event that people and their kids enjoy going to. Events like this are the reason cities have recreation departments. Events like this are part of the reason we pay taxes. What’s your problem with the city facilitating fun holiday events that bring the community together?


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