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Parkside Annual Chili Cook-off
Thank you to all that came out on Saturday night, through the snow and wind to sample some of the finest Chili in Western New York. The Parkside 2013 Third Annual Chili Cook-off was held once again at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, with a number of returning cooks competing against new comers in a battle for the ages. Attendees voted for Eric Harvey as our 2013 "Most Creative" entry with his Guinness Chocolate Chili, while our 2012 returning Champion Kate Bukowski took the "Peoples Choice' prize with her Chicken and White Bean Chili.
A special thank you to our volunteer cooks, without which the event would hardly be worth having.
The Annual Parkside Chili Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday February 2, 2013 at Jewett Hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Cooks start setting up at 6:00, doors open to the public at 6:30. The event is expected to run until 8:00pm.
The Annual Parkside Chili Cook-off has been held each February since 2011 at Jewett Hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd. The cook-off is competitive and the Best Overall trophy is awarded by judges from Buffalo Firefighters at Engine 34/Ladder 7. Additional prizes are awarded to Crowd Favorite and Most Original.
About 50 people attended the 2011 Chili Cook-off and sampled 13 chili dishes. The best overall chili award went to Len Mattie for his "3 Day Chili". The Most Creative chili award went to Pat Lalonde. The People's Choice award was a tie and the prize was shared between Ron Wagner and Eric Harvey.