Retail D’Arrigo Bros. plans cactus cooking contest By Dawn Withers May 17, 2011 | 12:17 pm EDT Comments Print DâArrigo Bros., Salinas, Calif., is holding a nopalitos â cactus leaves â cooking contest Sept. 16 and is seeking submissions for the event. The Andy Boy Nopalitos Recipe Cook-Off will be at the Culinary Center of Monterey, Monterey, Calif., according to a news release. The company is asking for recipes to be sent by Aug. 29 to email@example.com, by fax to (831) 455-4301 or by mail to P.O. Box 850, Salinas, CA 93902. First prize is $750; second prize is $450; and third prize is $150, and photos of the winners and their recipes will be posted at www.andyboy.com and www.culinarycenterofmonterey.com, according to the release. For more information on the âGet a Spine and Eat a Cactusâ event call (831) 455-4315 and ask for Claudia Pizarro.