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Chili Champ Crowned at Pechanga – Get the Recipe!

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Chef Marlene Moore

TEMECULA, Calif. — (June 9, 2015) – A new chili champion has been crowned by the people the annual Pechanga Microbrew Festival and Chili Cookoff at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Temptations Food Court chef, Marlene Moore, tantalized the sold-out crowd with her “Temptation” Hearty Southern Style Chili. She edged out seven other Pechanga chefs’ chili varieties which included Texas-style chili with trio of meat, steak chili mac, and black bean chili con carne, with poblano rajas, crispy pork and shishito peppers.

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Chef Marlene’s Award Winning Southern-style Chili

With 219 votes out of a total of 914 from  style=”line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;”>Microbrew Festival attendees, Chef Moore, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, unseated Chef Damian Stanley of Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar who had held the chili throne for two years. Stanley received third place with 153 votes. Kelsey’s chef, Ronnel Capacia, came in a close second with 155 votes. Now in its seventh year, 1,695 people came to enjoy brews, chili and music at the 2015 Pechanga Microbrew Festival, making it the most well-attended to date. Proceeds from the event benefited Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley. 

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Pechanga Golf Dogs Chosen For Popular Golf Calendar

Journey at Pechanga Golf Dogs Honey & Tessa

Journey at Pechanga Golf Dogs Honey & Tessa

TEMECULA, Calif. – Nov.20, 2013 – Apparently it is not easy to get selected as a calendar girl. Just ask Journey at Pechanga’s two golf course dogs, Honey and Tessa. The sisters and four year old border collies, were recently selected as the only dogs from a Southern California golf course for the 2014 GSCAA Dog Days of Golf calendar, a prestigious honor as it goes out to nearly 50,000 people across the country. Honey and Tessa were chosen from a field of more than 350 entries and appear as Misses May 2014. The calendar celebrating the hard work that golf dogs do every day is sponsored by Lebabon Turf and can be requested from the company by visiting www.LebanonTurf.com. Read More