Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

USO Chili Cook-Off Set for March 10

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

USO Chili Cook-Off Set for March 10

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Byline: Gary T. Mills

The Greater Jacksonville Area USO would like your support - and your chili.

On Saturday, March 10, the organization is hosting its USO Chili Cook-Off, the first of what it anticipates will become an annual event. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the USO's Help on the Homefront program that sends care packages to American combat troops.

From noon to 5 p.m. that day, attendees can purchase tasting kits for $5 and sample and vote for their favorite chili recipes. Two "People's Choice" winners will be awarded trophies.

The event, with food and entertainment, will be at the Fleet Reserve Association, 5391 Collins Road near Jacksonville NAS.

If you'd like to be one of the event's chili cooks, contact Chuck Stock at (904) 272-0505 or via email at for more information.


New at Pollo Tropical are a trio of shrimp dishes available for a limited time.

The chain known for its grilled chicken is offering the following:

- Grilled Shrimp Quesadilla Wrap: Grilled shrimp, melted cheddar jack cheese, chopped tomatoes and tangy chipotle dressing on flatbread, finished on the grill press.

- Grilled Shrimp Quesadilla Salad: Grilled shrimp, romaine lettuce, black bean fiesta salad, multicolored tortilla chips, shredded cheddar jack cheese and topped with a hot-pressed cheese quesadilla.

- Grilled Shrimp Create Your Own TropiChop: Your choice of rice, mashed potatoes or beans; grilled shrimp; and choice of toppings.

Pollo Tropical has two locations in Jacksonville: 4863 Gate Parkway and 10989 San Jose Blvd.


For diners using Weight Watchers' PointsPlus program, calculating points based on menu description can be tricky for those specific dishes not already in the program's database. …

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