With just the slightest hint of a chill in the air, Saturday afternoon couldn't have been a more ideal day for a chili cook-off. Luckily, the men and women of the No Holds Barred Chili Cook-Off were dishing out bowl after bowl of the stuff at Shady Tavern.
Up against two-time champions the Chili Kings (which was actually a women-run team of chili connoisseurs), teams had a difficult time winning the judges' hearts and palates, but one managed to come out ahead of everyone else: Come And Take It. The team from Sugar Hill Studios, which had fashioned a Come And Take It flag that swapped a chili spoon for a cannon, placed first with their thick, meaty and slightly sweet yet spicy chili that included garnishes of spicy crackers, sour cream with green onions and shredded queso fresco.
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