2009 Event Winners

Winter Festival Winners 2009

Chili Cook Off (Newport Harbor Hotel)
1st Place: One Bellevue at Hotel Viking, Newport, RI
2nd Place: Newport Grand Slots, Newport, RI
3rd Place: el Parque Mexican Restaurant, Portsmouth, RI

Pizza Cook Off (Hyatt Regency):
Best Cheese Pizza
1st Place: A1 Pizza, Newport, RI
2nd Place: Scooby’s Pizza, Middletown, RI
Best Specialty Pizza
1st Place: Kingston Pizza, Middletown, RI
2nd Place: Scooby’s Pizza, Middletown, RI
Food Critic’s Award: Atria Senior Living
Most Unique Award: The Windward Grill at The Hyatt

Tropical Drink Contest (The Gas Lamp Grille)
1st Place: Gas Lamp Grille “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere”
2nd Place: Lighthouse Bar “Golden Guava Capri Sunrise”
3rd Place: Matt C. “Pitchers Paradise”

Martini Contest (Newport Grand Slots)
1st Place: Blackstone Bar, Twin River Casino “The Perfect Taste of Rhode Island”
2nd Place: South Baptist Street, “Dakine Martini”
3rd Place: Jacky’s Galaxy – “A love potion for Eteritini”
Peoples Choice – Jacky’s Galaxy – “A love potion for Eteritini”

Hot Drink Contest (The Red Parrot)
1st Place: Hotel Viking, “Winter Thaw”
2nd Place: The Red Parrot, “Naranja Caliente”
3rd Place: Fathoms, “Smoking Hot Nana”
4th Place: The Grape Room, “Big Fat Happy Man”

Pancake Eating Contest (IHOP, Middletown, RI)
1st Place: James DePasquale, Warren, RI (24 pancakes)
2nd Place Tie: David French, Newport, RI & Bob Mays (18 pancakes)
3rd Place: Brendon Tapley, Newport, RI (15 pancakes)

Sand Sculpture Contest (Easton’s Beach):
Adult Category
1st Place: Emma Sconyers, Newport, RI “Dragon”
2nd Place: Sara Sconyers, Newport, RI “Lounging Cheetah”
Family Category
1st Place: Carceller Family, Portsmouth, RI “Castle”
2nd Place: Ryan & Dawn Keys, Portsmouth, RI “Fish”
Child Category
1st Place: Tyler Rosenberg, Tyler Prevedini & Ryan McVicker, Portsmouth, RI “Turtle”
2nd Place: Kennedy and Francesca Clark, Middletown, RI “Boat”
Honorable Mention: Adam Carceller, Portsmouth, RI “Castle” & Victoria Poland and Katelyn Savage, Middletown, RI “Castle”

Storefront Competition
Best Overall: Arnold Art
Best use of Theme “Winter Paradise”
1st Place: The Ball and Claw
2nd Place: One Pelham
Best Use of Sponsor Logos
1st Place: JoS.A. Bank Clothiers
2nd Place: Only in Rhode Island
People’s Choice: Only in Rhode Island

Ice Sculpting Demonstrations (Brick Market Place)
Sean Skelly, North Attleboro, MA, “Castle”
Lyle Morse, Middletown, RI, “Cupid”
Rich Daly, Warwick, RI, “Snowman”
Louis Manzoni, Centereach, NY (Long Island), “Sailfish”

Thank you to all of our Competitors!

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