Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The Cottage Bar 26th Chili Cook-off- The Big Kahuna!
Every year, for 26 years, the Cottage Bar(oldest continuous bar with liquor license in Kent Co.) holds a fund raiser for Gildas' Club. It is simply the largest chili cook-off in West Michigan (45 teams max!) and is the one you want to win! So far this year, my pardner and I (Chili Dan and Buffalo Dick) The Buffalo Brothers have been in 3 contests, taking 3 first places and one 2nd place! This is our year to make a run a the big prize- The Cottage Bar Chili Cook-off! We are ready! In the past, we have only cracked the top 5 once- and it pisses us off! We have bags of trophies, but this contest has eluded us too long. The owner of the bar and I have discussed on numerous occasions why some of the best chili in this part of the State has not done better at his contest. His judges tend to be locally famous instead of good. I've asked him to get some new blood for judges, as the old ones wouldn't know good chili unless it had a sign in it! We are ready! It really is a fun day, with a local radio station, live music, mucho beer , and weird (eclectic) people swarming all over the place! 4 gallons of our chili(32lbs.) will be gone in 3oz. sample cups in about 10 minutes! Even if the judges don't know us, the public does! The logo on my blog is on over 400 tee-shirts- a scared Buffalo covering his groin, with the shirt saying "Buffalo Dick Makes Good Chili"! Victory WILL be ours!!!!