Published DateHOLDERNESS — The Lucky Dog Tavern and Grill of Plymouth took top honors in the Squam Lakes Association's 2013 WInterfest Chili Contest.
The Lucky Dog was one of nine local restaurants participating in the contest held at the SLA Resource Center in Holderness on Saturday, January 19. Approximately 150 Winterfest participants sampled and voted on their favorite chili.
Chef Damian Harrison came up with the Lucky Dog's winning recipe--a hardy and zesty traditional beef chili. Recently, SLA President, Peter Webster, stopped by the Lucky Dog to present Chef Harrison and owner, Chuck Buhram, with the official 2013 Winterfest Chili Award which now hangs on the Lucky Dog's wall.
The SLA wants to thank and recognize all nine restaurants who put aside time on a busy holiday weekend to make and donate chili to the SLA's annual event.
The Italian Farmhouse made a spicy Italian sausage chili while the Common Man Ashland provided a mellower vegetarian chili with butternut squash. Other participating restaurants--The Golden Pond Country Store, Longhaul Farm, The Mad River Tavern, The Manor on Golden Pond, The Six Burner Bistro, and Walter's Basin–put their own creative twist on more traditional recipes. Even the SLA staff entered into the mix with a second vegetarian chili recipe.
To learn more about the SLA and its up-coming events and programs, visit www.squamlakes.org. The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to conserving for the public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and unique resource values of the Squam Lakes and surrounding watershed. For more information call (603)968-7336 or visit www.squamlakes.org.
SLA President, Peter Webster (right) presents Chef Damian Harrison (center) and Lucky Dog owner, Chuck Buhram (left) with the SLA's 2013 Winterfest Chili Award. (Courtesy photo)