On February 18, Clickstoppers participated in the annual Chili Cook-off. It was another year of fun and flavor.
The chili eating world is a mixed bag of preferences in consistency, color, flavor, spice and ingredients. The 8 entries in this year’s event were representative of the variety of ways we execute on “Chili.” Nathan Van Slyke even offered up a unique blend of chicken, potato, spice and even Avocado in his unique chili.
In the end, the separation between first to last was minimal. But we did have 3 chilis that rose to the top.
Danee Hayungs continued to build on her impressive resume of chili cook-off performances and took home the crown in the Unique Category. Her Chili #3 received a 3.82 star average.
Despite not having a challenger in the Spicy Category, Eric Youngblood brought out a chili that would have been tough to beat no matter the level of competition. His Chili #7 represented the category well with a 3.57 star average.
And a close battle in the Traditional Category saw Jeremy Meyer come out with the victory and a 3.87 star average. The average also makes it the 2020 Overall Winner. Jeremy was, however, simply the conduit for Chili #6’s arrival at the competition. The real master behind the chili was his lovely wife, Kimberly Meyer.
It’s a fun way to step aside from the usual day-to-day and enjoy a different experience.
The next Thrive community event will occur on March 19th. We have titled this March Meat Madness. Clickstoppers will share tailgate style dishes that utilize meat or a meat substitute as we televise the 1st round action of March Madness in the Grand Room!