Mariner wins People’s Choice Award at inaugural Ice House Festival Chili Cook-Off Contest

The Meadville Tribune

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CONNEAUT LAKE — Mariner Steak and Seafood restaurant won the 2016 People’s Choice Award at the Chili Cook-Off Contest last Saturday at the inaugural Ice House Festival.

Seven area restaurants made their best chili recipes for the sellout event. Nearly 350 ticket holders tasted the varieties and voted for their personal favorites.

The competition heated up with Antonio’s Trattoria, Conneaut Lake Fire Department/Station 5, Downtown Mall Bistro, Silver Shores Restaurant, Toni’s Diner and Walt’s Tavern also serving up some tasty and spicy chili samples.

Participating restaurants received certificates and thanks from the Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee for donating chili, time and talent to the cook-off. Proceeds from the event benefit Conneaut Lake town improvement projects. The sunny weather helped fuel the turnout at the Ice House Festival to make the day a huge success, according to organizers.