Annual chili, bean cook-off adds Mercado

Special to the Parade

Walk for Women presents SPICE, or the South Padre Island Chili Expo, on February 2 at Louie’s Backyard.

A new event, the Mercado will be located on Laguna Boulevard between Marlin Street and Ling Street at 10 a.m.

Vendors will offer art, jewelry, ceramics and a variety of other crafts.

The Chili Cook-off will open to the public at noon at Louie’s Backyard.

The categories include Red Chili, White or Green Chili, Vegetarian Chili, and Beans. All proceeds benefit Walk for Women.

Call (956) 495-9884 to register your cooking team. Vendors may also pay to reserve a booth. For more information, and to reserve a space, call Jules at (956) 343-1218.

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