The Cambrian

Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill wins Cambria’s top chili prize

Mel McColloch announces trophy winners at the Cambria Car Show.
Mel McColloch announces trophy winners at the Cambria Car Show.

Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill pleased the judges’ palates most to walk away with top honors at the Cambria Chili Cook-Off on a sunny Saturday, April 22.

About 600 people attended the annual event, which also featured a car show at the Cambria Veterans Memorial Building.

Cambria Pub and Steakhouse was runner-up in the chili judging, followed by a vegetarian chili offering from Soto’s True Earth Market.

The People’s Choice Award went to West End Bar and Grill, which edged out Sons of the American Legion and third-place Omada Enterprises, which won the honor for showmanship.

Chili judges were Cambria Citizen of the Year Jay Burbank; Claudia Franco of KTEA 103.5 and BOB FM 105.3; Clif Coimbra; sheriff’s Cmdr. Jim Voge; Ramona Voge; and judge coordinator Charmaine Coimbra.

John Paterson won the top prize at the car show with his 1958 Chevy Impala. Wayne Waldrip’s 1967 Chevy Camaro was the runner-up, followed by Bruce Williams’ ’67 Corvette.

The People’s Choice Award went to Chuck Sinnot’s 1976 Plymouth Volare, while Jamie Spitzler won Best Motorcycle honors with his 1957 Nimbus with sidecar.

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