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Dussaus Dungeon Roadkill Chili is judged best in Manteca Arts Committee competition
Louise Sugiyama serves up a sample of her Chili Royale. - photo by HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin

They decided on the best chili and awarded the Judges Choice Award to

Deanna and Don Dussau have one hot chili recipe.

That’s according to the judges in the Manteca Mayors Committee for the Arts chili cook-off on Feb. 24 that took place at the Manteca Senior Center. The couple representing the Manteca Mural Society dubbed their chili “Dussau’s Dungeon RoadKill”.

There were 13 different kinds of chili. The entries included:

•Manteca Historical Society – Carolina Chili made by Peggy and Johnny Williams

•Delicato Special Events – Lagoa das Fogo (Lake of Fire) made by Dorothy Indelicato

•Soroptimist International of Manteca – Walt’s award winning Chili Verde made by Walt and Betty Ingell

•Manteca Quilters – Patchwork Chili made by Kyle and LeAnne McNabb

•Delta Tule Trekkers – H-Bomb made by Tom and Rita Canales

•Manteca Mural Society – Muralicious made by Tony Raymus and Bruce Bentz

•Manteca Artist’s Guild – Tim’s Texas Chili made by Tim Rued

•Society of Creative Anachronism – Chili Royale made by Louise Sugiyama

•Society of Creative Anachronism – The Boss’ Chili made by Joe and Debbie Greco

All of the chili was judged by Councilman Steve DeBrum and his wife Veronica and Horst Bauer, who is the current Golden State Youth Ambassador representing Youth Focus Inc. of San Jose. An East Union graduate currently attending San Francisco State University, Horst was also the Manteca City Ambassador 2009 with Manteca Youth Focus.

All of the attending tasters voted for their favorite chili.

First place went to “Momb’s Recipe” made by Katy & John Momb

Second place went to “Green Dream Chili Supreme” made by Roz King and David Deason representing California Heart of Decorative Artists

Third place went to “Paul’s Shut the Front Door Chili” made by Paul McJunkin representing Manteca Historical Society.

All of these efforts were to provide scholarship dollars for art students and dollars for clubs in Manteca Mayor’s Committee on the Arts to promote art in the community.