Nothing whets my appetite for chili more than being trapped indoors on a cold, wet day. With the way the weather's been raging in Rochester lately, the 9th Annual Firehouse Chili Cookoff can't come soon enough. Hosted at the historic firehouse home of the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education at 713 Monroe Ave., the contest will take place Saturday, November 10, 4:30-7:30 p.m. with proceeds going toward programs GCAE provides for the community.
A $25 ticket that includes all-you-can-eat chili, a drink, and a hand-made ceramic chili bowl that you get to take home with you. Patrons also get to vote on their favorite chili recipe, with contestants including local restaurants in several different categories. DogTown, Lento, Jines, Jeremiah's Tavern, Mex, and India House are just some of the chili-makers competing for glory.
In addition to tasty food and some friendly competition, the event will feature live music from Amanda Lee Peers of Driftwood Sailors. To those who love cows too much to eat them, never fear! Vegetarian and vegan options will be available. To purchase tickets, visit GeneseeArts.org, or call the Genesee Center office at 244-1730.