Ready, Set, Cook! Chili and Cheese Cook-Off This Friday 

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Things are heating up with only a few days left until the 100th Precinct Community Council’s 9th Annual Chili and Mac-n-Cheese Cook-Off this Friday, April 27 at the Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th Street).

Better be hungry because it’s gearing up to be a tasty, five-alarm blazing event full of cheesy, meaty and hearty good eats. More than 22 chili entries and for the first time in the event’s history, they’ll be throwing some macaroni and cheese into the ring. Twelve mac-n-cheese dishes are already in the running. All of the entries will be battling for the top trophy, and bragging rights as the best on the block. 

This year’s entries come from local businesses, restaurants, and organizations. We hear that reps from Addabbo and Pheffer Amato’s offices are joining in the competition too, and all are going up against Jessica Luina of Councilman Donovan Richards’ office, last year’s first place champ, who’ll be back to defend her title.

First, second and third prizes are chosen by the three judges and a fourth, “People’s Choice” award will be chosen by attendees that evening. 

DJ Eddy will be spinning great tunes and there will be raffles, door prizes, a 50/50 and a Chinese auction featuring gift certificates, gift baskets and more. Joe Young, president of the community council, notes the organization receives no funding to operate and relies on this annual event to support their work. The Chili Cook-Off is the 100th Precinct Community Council’s biggest fundraiser and allows them to throw other fun events like National Night Out Against Crime, movie nights with Santa and more.

Tickets are $20 and kids 12 and under are free. All guests will get to sample whatever dish they want. Also, there’s still time to enter as a cook! Entries are accepted up until Friday, so if you think your chili or mac-n-cheese is the bomb, give Joe (718-634-4970) or Kathy (917-284-0410) a call to enter. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m.

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