2nd annual Chili Cookoff, NYC

The 2nd annual Chili Cookoff took place in NYC , Sunday, the 29th at the Chelsea Market in NYC to an overflow crowd of chiliheads. 21 chili chefs and their restaurants from New York Metro participated. For the price of admission you were offered a chili mug and a spoon to sample any of the chili pots provided by the 21 chefs including beer and ice cream free-of-charge. The event was well attended by the under 35 set and was enthusiastically received. Three winners for the best in taste were announced. The first  place winner was La Palapa Mexican Restaurant. Barbara Sibly, its owner and Domingo Torres, its chef, took home a trophy. Try www.lapalapa.com for their recipe. For all those attending a take-home souvenir of the chili mug you came in with was yours. The on-site major sponsor was the Dickson’s Farmstand, Inc., located in Chelsea Market. They’re noted for artisanal meat products. They’re at: www. dickson’sfarmstand.com

Food Systems Network NYC was the chief sponsor. This is a non-profit organization trying to address the issue of healthy choices in food service and affordable food costs for the NYC population. Really worthwhile. The NYC Council on the Environment of NYC is a prime motivator here. For more info on what they do go to: www. foodsystemsnyc.org.

I found this event unique and worthwhile. I’ll be back for next year’s third annual.

Michael Zufolo  reporting

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