Restaurants & Bars 29

Chili Cookoffs in CT?

Scargod | Jun 3, 200802:01 PM

I'm looking for a chili cookoff open to outsiders that is preferably not a professional, sanctioned event.
The reason being that I want to get my feet wet in a low pressure environmet, where I am not necessarily up against seasoned veterans of the chili wars.
Sanctioned events are so strict and they expect a very specific type of chili, too. Not that I can't and don't do something that would qualify but I have my own style which I'm not sure fits into the narrow window of what they look for. Plus, I want locals to try my chili and see if it is well accepted here. It has been gobled up at parties I've thrown. I know of two friendly competitions in the New Haven area and usually there's 10-20 participants. I'm not sure if I want to disclose those, myself, as I think I would stick out like a sore thumb and be immediately identifiable, if someone wanted to make the connection. I want to preserve what little CH anonimity I can (re, local restaurant people who frequent CH).
Anyone know of decent-sized cook-offs open to the public? Please, no church cookoffs, and the like, that are for members, and not advertised openly to the public. Thanks!

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›
Log In or Sign Up to comment

Recommended From CH