About 150 chili fans showed up at the 2nd Annual Schroon Lake Chili Cook Off at the Fish and Game Club today, making the event a "huge success", according to organizer Shelby Davis.
A record 14 chilis were entered in the cook off, with all proceeds going to the Schroon Lake EMS. The Fish and Game Club was a new venue for the cook off, after last year's debut event was held at the Mountainside Bible Auditorium.
"It was an awesome venue, totally suited to the event," Shelby said. "The space felt very Adirondacky, folks were able to buy a beer to have with their chili and it had an intimate feel."
And here, drum roll please, are the winners of the 2013 Cook Off.
People's Choice Award
1st Place: Fran Ramirez, Schroon Lake EMS, Great Bowls of Chili
2nd Place: Ruthie Peterson, Hot Stuff 21 (Last year's winner!)
3rd Place: Frank Meade, Pottersville Volunteer Fire Department
Best Meaty Chili
Chris Palmatier, Mr. P's Mountain Smokehouse, Mr. P's Award Winning Chili
Matt Caunter, The Hemlock Ledge, Sweet & Spicy Pork & Pineapple Chili
Patty & Bill Christian, Witherbee's Carriage House, Witherbee's Buckboard Chili (Last year's First Place Winners)
Best Veggie Chili
Patty & Bill Christian, Witherbee's Carriage House, Carriage House Vegetarian Chili (Last year's First Place Winners)
Shelby Davis, Shelby's Kitchen Therapy, Chili Chili Bang Bang
Fire, Ambulance or Rescue Squad
Mark Barber, The Pacemakers from Ticonderoga EMS, Ventricular Chili-Cardia
Did you go to the event? Tell us about your experience in comments.