Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 20th (11:30am – 3pm) and consider skipping breakfast that morning, because Truck Yard is hosting its second annual Chili Cookoff. For three and a half glorious hours, interested parties can stroll about, sampling chili from five of Dallas’s best chefs, drinking beer (a ticket grants you chili samples and two Shiners) and enjoying the conviviality that comes with both. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Cooler temps always means warm chili and the good people at the Granada (both theater and Sundown) took advantage of the weekend by importing a gathering of chefs to stir excitement into their inaugural cookoff.
Sunday we found chefs from around the city including Graham Dodds (Wayward Sons), Oliver Sitrin (Blind Butcher), Patton Robertson (Cafe Momentum), Jason West (Sundown at Granada), and Troy Gardner (V-Eats). Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It’s the right of passage for seasons; merging Summer into Fall in a spicy mélange set in a bowl of stewed meat. Chili gives us pause to celebrate, and many do as 8,000 people have qualified internationally to cook at one of two cook offs set in the desert near the Mexican border in Terlingua, Texas.
I wrote up the history of the cook off last week, detailing the highlights that produced the legendary event set in the Chihuahua desert. We just celebrated Terlingua’s 46th cook off in grand style with near perfect weather. The final night a gale-force wind swooped in, but otherwise you couldn’t ask for better weather. Continue reading