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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!!!!

22 comments:

Akelamalu said...

I'll be rootin' for ya Buffalo! :)

doggybloggy said...

oh shit damn and oh no....I most lost my skin from the goose bumps this gave me...

when is it?

Stephanie said...

Sounds delicious. I'm a long way from Michigan, unfortunately.

Mel said...

I love the tshirt slogan! You can't lose!

Good luck!

Jake said...

Sounds cool. I can already taste the beer, the chili, it'll all be too good either way.

pinknest said...

this sounds crazy fun!! best of luck to team buffalo! hope you take photos.

urban vegan said...

Yeah--it helps if the judges actually have an educated palette, right?

I love chili. I put a bit of chocolate in mine.

buffalodickdy said...

Ake- Thanks! It's a full day, for sure!
DogB- I really know you'd get a kick out this event!
Steph- Come Feb. when the snow is deep, you'll be glad you're a long way from here...
mel- We have had alot of fun with our logo over the years!
Jake- Many different chilis, and many different beers!
Pink- I must remember camera!!!!
UrbanV- Iused to use a piece of 70%cacao to richen the flavor, but got away from it to sharpen our chili to the local palate..

meredic said...

How does one obtain the said T-Shirt?
Good luck with that contest.

doggybloggy said...

its this weekend!

Paul Champagne said...

Good luck on the contest.

Maybe you can scare the judges into voting for you.

Have you ever considered changing the t-shirts to read: "Judge's Dick Makes Great Chili"?

Nancybee said...

Hope you win! ;-)

I can't say that I know much about chili. Not really a Canadian dish.

The few times I have eaten it was while in the States.

Too bad I can't taste yours over the net... ;-)

Kate said...

lol to the shirt/logo! I think you should try to sell your recipe/logo to a big manufacturer or a local food chain up there... Hummm I bet you could make a small fortune! How fun too... or nooooo you can write a book and sell it at all these events... then hold book signing at the events too! Go on the local radio to promote yourselves... The Buff Bro Traveling Roadshow! =]

yea yea ik in all your free time! hehehe

HAR said...

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.

Sorry, that's a bunch of crap. Cook your "Chilli off." I want to see a first place trphy on your blog this weekend.

Jen said...

I'm sure it will! Good luck, just in case, but I'm positive you won't need it.

Tanya Kristine said...

another chili cook off? dang, BD...you're a bean man!

snowelf said...

I have always loved your logo!! :)

Good Luck!

--snow

buffalodickdy said...

meredic- If I ever figure out international trade!
DogB- With good chili weather predicted!
PaulC- Your slogan change is not a bad idea....
Nancybee- You guys up there ought to eat more chili than we do!
Kate- I've had a web site reserved for a long time. Maybe someday...
har- We never cheat, but if I could get my hands on a few naked pictures of the judges....
Jen- I'll always take a good luck wish!
Tanya- Some beans in our chili-but not many!
Snow- Thanks! It has become a little recognizable around these parts...

MONA said...

Hope you win with of samples of whatever that is which you are making!

Have fun!

Sornie said...

I love the slogan!

Chad said...

your logo is freakin' awesome! Wish you guys the best, man.

buffalodickdy said...

Mona- Later today(Sept 16th) I'll try and post pictures and write a post on the cook-off!
Sornie- We've had alot of fun over the years with it!
Chad- Welcome to the blog!