Yesterday’s 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off in throughout downtown West Chester was a success, thanks to the Rotary Club of West Chester and all of the participants, volunteers, and attendees. There were over 70 varieties of chili, so it was very difficult for the judges to determine which ones were the best in each category. Here are the results:
|Business Division||Hometown Cook|
|1st: Icehead.net||1st: Manley Man Chili|
|2nd: MacLaren’s Fabricated Chili||2nd: Parrot Trooper Stew|
|3rd: Red Kettle Chili||3rd: MidKnight Runs|
|Non-Profit Division||Restaurant Division|
|1st: Scrapple-licious Church Farm Chili||1st: Barnaby’s House Chili|
|2nd: Grand Friends Chili||2nd: PJ’s Fire Alarm Chili|
|3rd: Ram Good Chili||3rd: Ferociously Spicy Chili|
|Best Decorated Booth||People’s Choice|
|1st: Parrot Trooper Stew||1st: Church Farm School|
|2nd: Church Farm School||2nd: Parrot Trooper Stew|
|3rd: Habenero Brothers|
I personally remember trying a couple of chili samples yesterday. PJ’s Fire Alarm Chili was so spicy, but it was also super flavorful. And Side Bar had a salty, but savory chili. It was a fun atmosphere eating chili with my friends and family. My friend Chrissy also attended the Chili Cook-Off, as she has done in years past, and she explained why she extensively enjoys the event.
“There are just so many varieties of chili,” she explained. “It’s very inspiring to see how much hard work and effort everyone put into making their chili. And because you can buy wrist bands for $12, the fun here is affordable.”
Out of all of the chili samples she tried, Chrissy enjoyed the chili from America’s Pie, which had a nice, satisfying balance between spicy and sweet. No aspect of their chili was overpowering the other.