November 15, 2014 ★ 5 pm – 10 pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The smell of fresh-cooked chili will be heavy in the air in downtown Tampa when several teams of cooks face off for bragging rights in the Smoke on the River’s Big Guava Annual Chili Cook Off.
PLEASE NOTE: Following the announcement of Steve Otto’s retirement from the Tampa Tribune this year, we are happy to announce that the Steve Otto Chill Cook Off will continue with his blessing under a new name – the Big Guava Chili Cook Off! The new name is a tribute to Mr. Otto, as he coined the term “Big Guava” in reference to the City of Tampa years ago.
CRAFT BEER TASTING
Come thirsty, bring your palate and get ready to sample some of the area’s best craft beers provided by Pepin Distributing!
AUTHENTIC CUBAN CIGAR ROLLING
Hand rolling ensures quality and also provides a nice even draw and a slow, steady burn and that the filler and wrapper leaves are well placed for the cigar. The little differences between each hand-rolled cigar can add variety and excitement to each smoking experience. Experience the tradition and authenticity of hand rolling.
Live music throughout the event:
Proceeds benefit the local Charity:
Culinary Operations Academy Parent Booster Organization at Chamberlain High School.