There are few foods more fitting for the winter season than chili. The popular comfort food takes the spotlight this week as local restaurants and culinary institutions compete to see who has the tastiest crockpot cuisine. Dogtown, Jeremiah's Tavern, The Owl House, Jines, Abundance Cooperative Market, Hart's Local Grocers, and others will vie to win the hearts and stomachs of meat lovers and vegetarians alike. A fundraiser for Flower City Arts Center, the cookoff will also feature live music. And a ceramic bowl handmade by a Flower City potter is yours to take home as a memento.
The 2018 Chili Cookoff takes place on Saturday, February 17, at Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Avenue. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. $30-$40 for individuals; $80-$100 for families of four. 244-1730. rochesterarts.org.