This past weekend, the Association for Individual Development held two preliminary Chili for Charity Cook-Off contests.
The entries ran the gamut from the exotic (Kahlua Chili), to the hearty, to chili so hot, tasters kept a watchful eye on the fire extinguisher locations.
Twenty-five hopefuls entered the contests held at Mott’s Lounge (Burlington) and Mary’s Corner Tap (South Elgin). Three semi-finalists from each location will advance to the Telethon Finals, which will be broadcast live on cable TV from Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove on Feb. 28. The first-place winner of the Telethon face-off will receive a $500 cash prize.
There’s still time to get in on the fun. The final preliminary contest will be held on Sunday, Feb. 15, at Maple Park Pub. There is a $10 nonrefundable entry fee. For further information, contact Wendy Bialek at (847) 931-2294.