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Truck Yard Chili Cook-Off Featuring DFD Nov 10

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On Sunday, November 10, all the chili and beer you desire will be available at Truck Yard, so that’s your cue to join in the lunchtime festivities. The occasion is Truck Yard’s Chili Cookoff, the annual event featuring delicious recipes from the Dallas Fire Department—recipes that you’re invited to sample and then judge.  Continue reading

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The Ivy Tavern Chili Cook Off March 25th

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 25th (2 to 6pm) and consider skipping breakfast that morning, because the Ivy Tavern is hosting its first annual Chili Cookoff. For three in a half glorious hours, interested parties can stroll about, sampling chili from eight different teams, drinking $4 wells and $3 domestics, and enjoying some tunes from Whiskey Pants.  Continue reading

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Texas Chefs Association Chili Confrontation Nov 9

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The Texas Chefs Association – Dallas Chapter (TCA) will host the Chili Confrontation 2014 on Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 11 am to 3 pm.  The Confrontation will take place at Four Corners Brewing Company located at 423 Singleton Blvd., Dallas in Trinity Groves.  Professional and non-professional teams will compete for cash prizes and a People’s Choice Award. There will be entertainment and additional food provided by the TCA and beverage booths.

The Chili Confrontation is being held in conjunction with North Texas Beer Week (NTBW).  NTBW is a 10 day celebration showcasing the people, places, and brews that make up the region’s booming craft beer scene with events overseen by local business owners and enthusiasts who seek to support the growth of craft beer across North Texas.   Continue reading

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KNON Chili Cook Off This Sunday!

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The very first KNON Chili Cookoff and Concert is Sunday April 13th at Sons of Herman Hall. The cookoff is a Terlingua qualifying event! Performing will be Hash Brown’s Blues Band, Mike Stinson, and Houston Marchman! Doors open at 3pm and music at 4pm. Purchase tickets online. All tickets purchased online will be at the door on the day of the cookoff.  Entry is $10.  Continue reading

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The Colorful History Of The Chili Cook Off

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The first weekend in November over 10,000 people, fondly referred to as chili-heads, converge onto the tiny former mining town in the Texas desert called Terlingua. Each year at this time the town with a population of no more than a few dozen play host to two of the largest chili cook-offs in the world. That’s right, two.

It all  first began in 1967 and organized by Texas historian and chili aficionado Wick Fowler and car manufacturer Carroll Shelby as a means to settle a storied feud between two journalists; namely Frank X. Tolbert who wrote for the Dallas Morning News, and a gentleman by the name of   H. Allen Smith who wrote a scathing article in Holiday Magazine entitled “Nobody Knows More About Chili Than I Do”.    Continue reading

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Captain Hope’s Kids Chili Cook-Off Was A Bit Unusual

by Steven Doyle

Since 1994 Captain Hope’s Kids has been meeting the needs of homeless children in critical need of basic necessities. On any given night in North Texas, more than 1,100 children will fall asleep in homeless and domestic violence shelters. Sixty-six percent will be under the age of nine and thirty-one percent are infants and toddlers under the age three years.

Earlier this week I was honored to judge a chili cook-off that benefitted Captain Hope. I judge many of these types of functions and was expecting this event to be pretty much the same as any other. I was in for a bit of a surprise.    Continue reading

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