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Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Great Way To Start The Chili Cook-off Season...

Yesterday, The Buffalo Bros. Team Chili participated in what we consider the first cook-off of the 2007 chili contest season in West Michigan. It is held at the Snug Harbor Bar & Restaurant, that is located right on the channel in Grand Haven, MI (on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan!). It's a fun event, part of a blues festival that goes on Friday and Saturday, featuring live music from name brand bands from Chicago and other large cities.
We were concerned about how cold it would be- the wind off the lake this time of year can be brutal. Fortunately, the air was pretty still and the patio we cook on was blocked from the elements. We ended up next to our good friends, Dragon Spit Chili. Our chili is called Buffalo Dick Chili, and we were responsible for getting them into these cook-offs about 5yrs ago. They have kicked our ass alot since then, with us placing and them winning. Yesterday was no different, but a great day none the less. Our batch took 2nd place, missing 1st by 1 point. Guess who won for the third year in a row? Bastards... We will get them at the next event!
P.S.- The trophies this year were the coolest ever(granite base, heavy glass body, topped with an iron frying pan with a ceramic painted chili pepper in the pan).

10 comments:

doggybloggy said...

That sounds like such enormous fun. It wont be long until the food network is right there filming you guys if they havent already. (so whats your secret ingredient, you can tell me, and dont say cumin give me a better secret.)

buffalodickdy said...

I do grind my own cumin from seed after toasting it lightly! I guess if I've learned anything, it would be that I purchase my straight chili powders from Penderys'out of Texas (super fresh,high quality stuff!) blend them together with cumin, Mexican oregano, garlic powder to get the "depth and transient heat" blend I think is right, and go with the local taste buds as a guide. Remember the first rule of Chili competitions: No matter who you ask, theirs is the best chili ever!

doggybloggy said...

thats right and it is only good if people want to eat it...

Michelle Ann said...

Congrats!!! Can you shipped some over to California??? I love a good chili with a big fat piece of corn bread.....

Lynda said...

You should have demanded a recount!

Jen said...

Congrats on your prize, sounds like a ton of fun!

Tanya Kristine said...

i think it might be the name that lost you that point, BD.

and wehre might some pictures be??? id' like to see that patio and thelake....from YOUR camera; not the internet.

pinknest said...

CONGRATS!!! i soooo wish you had photos of the chili.

buffalodickdy said...

Michelle Ann- Would love to send you some of our chili! Too bad they haven't invented a container that it won't dissolve within 12hrs....
Lynda- The judges decisions all final! They all have to be back to the Home For Dead Taste Buds by 6PM....
Jen-These silly things are fun! Most teams have wacky names and props! Then they drink heavily...
TanyaK- Some people eat it because of the name! We used to float an appropriate sized sausage on the top of it and women would either avoid our chili when others would ask for a piece of the wiener....
I swear when I know how to post pictures-I will!!
Pink- You of all people would have a ball at these things! All kidding aside, some of the chili is excellent(Our friends' and our chili really were number 1&2-we just thought ours was better!).

Snowelf said...

Ack! One measly point!!

Time to slay those dragons!

--snow