MEDO - Manchester Establishments sweep at Restaurant Division of the 2010 WCCC

Red Arrow Diner, 900 Degrees and Billy’s Sports Bar are the Restaurant Division winners for the 2010 WCCC

Manchester, NH – The Red Arrow Diner, 900 Degrees and Billy’s Sports Bar were all recognized at this years 2010 World’s Championship Chili Cookoff (WCCC) for serving a great bowl of chili.  The big winner of the day was the Red Arrow Diner who was recognized as the restaurant that served the “Best Chili in New Hampshire”.  The Red Arrow competed with more than 30 other restaurants from across New Hampshire to earn the award.  “This is the same chili we have been serving in our diner for more than twenty years”, stated Carol Sheehan, owner of the Red Arrow Diner. “This isn’t the first time our chili has been recognized. In 1998 US Today voted us one of the top 10 diners in the country and wrote how great our chili was.”  900 Degrees won an award “Best Chili in Manchester” and Billy’s Sports Bar took home the People’s Choice Award. 

The road to competing in the Restaurant Division at the 2010 World’s Championship Chili Cookoff began during New Hampshire Chili Week from Sept 4th –Sept 11th.  Thirty one restaurants competed for sixteen spots to showcase their chili at this year’s cookoff and have the opportunity to have their chili judged by International Chili Society sanctioned judges.  The 16 restaurants competing at the 2010 WCC were; Red Arrow Diner, Billy’s Sports Bar, The Derryfield, Alan’s of Boscawen, Wings Your Way, 900 Degrees, Two Friends Café, PJ O’Sullivans, Shorty’s, Great American Restaurants, Airport Diner, Tilt N’ Diner, Milly’s Tavern, JD’s Tavern, Ignite Bar & Grille and Chiggy’s Place.

Priscilla Lane, owner of 900 Degrees was delighted when she heard the news that her restaurant had won the award for Best Chili in Manchester, “This was a recipe created by our executive chef Jamie, who has competed in multiple chili competitions in his career.  Its always a great feeling when you are recognized for serving a great product to your customers.”  Billy’s Sports Bar, who is best known in Manchester for their burgers took home the People’s Choice award. 

For more information about the winners at this years WCCC please contact Chris Wellington at 603.624.6505.