Ron Robalo pictured is one of the many official taste tester judges for the first annual Porky's Great Fish Dip Challenge. There were 12 entries in the inaugural competition and all were interesting. The winner was number 8, Andy who's last name is withheld because I had a brain fart. So it is a Cinderella come from behind kinda victory for the unknown yellow shirted number eight. The favorites are among the also rans though Tim of Porky's made second place. Mark and Kalam both had entries that were in the running. Team Sea Squared managed to produce one of the worst batches they have ever made due to a rushed schedule and limited fish. Anyway, that is Captain Chris' story and he is sticking to it.
A dark horse also won the chili cook off at the Seven Mile Marina. The number four entry walked away with the honors of westend chili king of 2011. The nameless older couple provided a sassy and meaty entry with classic chili overtones that captured the hearts of the predominately cheesehead crowd at the marina. First time entrant, Captain Gary Wood, produced his Australian version of the South Western United States classic dish which turned many heads. Captain Gary mentioned that he did not really bring the heat this year. Next year tasters may want to have plenty of cold beer to chase his turbo charge version.
The Old Town crew had a blast with what should become a Super Bowl Sunday tradition. They even had their own half time show at Porky's.
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