Green Chile Classic winners announced

Photo courtesy Blake Roman Winners of the Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic celebrate last Saturday in Town Park.

Photo courtesy Blake Roman
Winners of the Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic celebrate last Saturday in Town Park.

By Jacque Aragon
Special to The PREVIEW

The mission of the Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic is to build community in the Pagosa Springs area while celebrating our cultural heritage through local cuisine and music.

First-place winners at last weekend’s event were awarded a trophy and $200. Second- and third-place winners received medals and bragging rights.

Winners included:

People’s Choice

First place: Bear Creek

Second place: Barbara Laydon

Third place: Ron Martinez

Meatless

First place: Susie Kleckner

Second place: Justin Landry- Farrago

Third place: Julie Fox

Meat

First place: Diana Aragon

Second place: Matt Sprowls

Third place: Stacia Aragon

Photo courtesy Blake Roman The 2014 official judges of the Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic have a tough job — tasting 37 different chiles at last Saturday’s classic. They took very descriptive notes, scored each chile and cleansed their palates with cold cervezas and tortillas. Left to right: Jen Pitcher, Jacque Aragon (event coordinator), Nikki Macomber and George Kleckner. 

Photo courtesy Blake Roman
The 2014 official judges of the Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic have a tough job — tasting 37 different chiles at last Saturday’s classic. They took very descriptive notes, scored each chile and cleansed their palates with cold cervezas and tortillas. Left to right: Jen Pitcher, Jacque Aragon (event coordinator), Nikki Macomber and George Kleckner.

This story was posted on October 2, 2014.