2022 Beer and Chili Stroll

Maisey Clerisi (left) and Kate Oyer (right) represented the Twin Valley Middle High School Jr. Iron Chef Team during the Beer and Chili Stroll on Friday, and prepared a vegetarian chili for the event. Tyler LedererKara Bird and Cathy Soskin, of La Casita; and Laurie Caplan and Trevor Appel, of Dover Forge, serve chili and beer. Tyler LedererKaitlyn Meyer, representing Trail 87, poses with Foley Brothers Brewing’s Prospect IPA. Tyler LedererChamber executive director Bethaney LaClaire announces the winner of one of the raffle prizes. Tyler LedererAlly Hayduck receives Bavarian beef and white bean chili from Avery Halton, manager of Alpenglow. The restaurant also served Rock Art Brewery’s New England IPA. Tyler LedererDr. Hammerhand performs Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” at a party at Ratu’s. Tyler Lederer


WILMINGTON - Restaurants throughout the Deerfield Valley showed off their cooking Saturday at the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Beer and Chili Stroll, from 4 to 8 pm. From 4 to 7 pm, attendees went from stand to stand, sampling chili from 12 restaurants, as well as from Twin Valley Middle High School’s Junior Iron Chef team. Attendees could also taste 14 beers from seven different breweries and listen to live music from four local acts. Approximately 200 people attended.
At an afterparty at 7 pm, attendees could vote for their favorite chili, and win up to 16 raffle prizes. In the chili contest, Dover Forge won first place, followed by La Casita in second place and Trail 87 in third. Chamber executive director Bethaney LaClaire noted that 19 South Main and Valley View Saloon came close in the final tally and that it was a close race overall.

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

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