Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A Good Day for Chili

Photo by Circe Denyer

What are you doing for lunch Friday? If you’re craving some cold-weather food, here’s an idea. Head to the Rocky River Senior Center for the 5th Annual Chili Cook Off.

For $6 ($5 if you live in Rocky River), you’ll get 10 to 12 small tastings of homemade chili, warm cornbread, a beverage and warm Ghirardelli brownies for dessert. The event takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at the senior center, 21014 Hilliard Blvd. That’s on the City Hall campus at Wagar Road and Hilliard.

Not only will you get to taste the chili, you’ll get to judge it in a contest. The “Top Chef” will win $50 and the second- and third-place finishers will win undisclosed prizes.

Tickets for what organizers are calling “the hottest event of the year” will be sold at the door. The event page on Facebook doesn’t mention whether the ticket price includes antacid tablets. But if you’re planning to try a dozen kinds of chili, you might want to bring your own. 

Proceeds will benefit Rocky River Transportation. The senior center offers transportation for Rocky River residents from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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