The No-Holds-Barred Hatch Chile Pepper Recipe Contest culminates at both Central Markets (4000 N. Lamar, 206-1000; 4477 S. Lamar, 899-4300) this weekend. Preliminary judges have chosen the Top 5 recipes submitted at each location. A panel of celebrity judges will choose the winners at each store, and prizes will be awarded. Judges at the Westgate store are Judd Nordyke, mayor of Hatch, N.M.; Monika Powe-Nelson, food writer; Chronicle contributor Mick Vann; Statesman columnist John Kelso; Kate Weidaw, KXAN news reporter; and Joe Bickett and Katherine Kisiel, Fox 7 morning news anchors. At the North store, decisions will be made by Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir, food writers Laura Kelso and Karen Odom Spezia, and noted Austin chefs Stewart Scruggs and David Bull. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2pm, Westgate; 5pm, North Lamar.
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