Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says his state’s Pueblo chiles are the best — which got him roasted by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
The heat is rising in a tiff between the governors of Colorado and New Mexico, and it’s all because of chile peppers.
It started on Saturday when Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) posted a message on Facebook bragging that his state’s Pueblo chiles would soon be sold in Whole Foods Markets in Colorado, Kansas, Idaho and Utah.
Polis also burned neighboring state New Mexico in the process:
“New Mexico stores will unfortunately not be offering the best chile and will instead keep offering inferior New Mexico chile.”
Polis continued his Read More
Whole Food Markets selling Pueblo Chile at their stores in some Rocky Mountain states replacing Hatch Chile!
That Whole Foods Markets replaced Hatch Chile at many of their stores is great news for local farms and Pueblo’s reputation as the Chile producing capitol of Colorado. The closest store from Pueblo, however is in Colorado Springs, but locals know it’s a short drive to the county to buy Chile from local farms and other local venues where they can stock up on freshly roasted chile every fall and frozen chile the rest of the year.
While Whole Foods says Pueblo Chile to is a hot item at their stores in the Rocky Mountain Region, Read More
A food festival ripe with culture and soul.
September 20-22, 2019
In some places, the sight of falling leaves is synonymous with fall. In Pueblo, the savory aroma of roasting chilies signals summer’s end.
The annual Chile & Frijoles Festival, held each year the third weekend after Labor Day, is Pueblo’s harvest celebration. The festival s hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.
Every year, thousands pay homage to Pueblo’s best-loved crop: green chilies, particularly Pueblo Chile.
The event features live entertainment, street vendors, cooking competitions, and chilies, chilies, chilies! Held downtown along Union Avenue, the festival draws Pueblo residents as well as Read More
Cocktail: The Clink
The Chile Row Fizz with Cucumber Vodka & Chile Liqueur
Appetizer: Mr. Tandoori Urban Bar & Grill
Pueblo Chile Naan Bread
Entrée: Pueblo Community College
Pueblo Green Chile Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Red Garnet Yam Puree with Pueblo Green Chile Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Collard Greens
Dessert: Mo’s Sports Bar & Lounge
Spice Up Spring: All chile, all the time
By: Blake Fontenay
I recently came up with a new life goal for myself: I want to become known as the Randy Jackson of Pueblo food contest judges.
Not the Paula Abdul, who would find something nice to say about sauteed roadkill. And not Read More