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).