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Friends of Franks Chili Cook Off

July 28, 2018 all-day

Friends of Franks is rounding up chili cooks, chili tasters/judges, hooters and hollerers for the Cuenca Chili Cook Off at Santa Canela Hostel/Bar/Grill & Lounge. That’s right, bring your chili and we’ll see who can make the best in Cuenca. Space is limited to 10 teams so enter now. If you’re not a cook, well come on down and be a judge – enjoy some chili, cornbread, and Texas Sheet Cake for dessert. Grand prize is dinner for two at Hotel Mansion Alcazar. Suggested donation for chili cooking teams is $25; for judges it’s $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more info, or to buy advance tickets, contact Sharon!

  • Name: Sharon Flottman
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After a successful career in manufacturing, Brian Buckner sold his commercial window fabrication plant and now makes his home with his wife, Edie, in Cuenca. He is a photojournalist and writer currently producing photo essays and stories of life in Ecuador. He and his wife enjoy hiking, photography, writing and giving their time to those in need. Brian may be reached by email at