The mister and I are back from a long weekend of gorging ourselves on enchiladas, sopapillas and green chili everything in New Mexico. More on that to come.
After that gluttony, I've got a total moratorium on anything resembling southwestern food, so let's hope the chili at this weekend's 32nd Annual Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off is more southern minus the western. That's right, it's time once again for one of my fave fall events!
At this annual bean-a-palooza, teams suit up, crazy costumes and all (see last year's best shownmanship winners Pirates of the Chilibean above), and dish out chili, Brunswick stew, and cornbread at Stone Mountain while a bevy of tribute bands (Steve Miller and Stone Temple Pilots anyone?) rock out. What is not to love?
The event is $10 for adults and all proceeds benefit Camp Twin Lakes (one of Adventurous Tastes' fave causes). Once you're there, samples of the competitors are free and there's plenty of beer for sale around the park.
This year Mr. AT and I are judging. I judged back in 2008 and it was a blast. Sit my butt down and have people bring me chili all afternoon? Yes, please.
The forecast for Saturday is 75 and sunny. What are you waiting for?
When: Saturday, September 24, 201, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Stone Mountain Park, GA - Coliseum Meadow
1000 Robert E. Lee Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Cost: $10 for adults; children 12 and under are free.
Tickets must be purchased on site the day of the event and it will not sell out.
Benefiting: 100% of the Proceeds Benefit Camp Twin Lakes
Parking: Each vehicle will be charged $10 for entrance into the park.
10 a.m. Miller Time - Steve Miller Tribute Band
12:15 p.m. MetroPCS Master Hole Hitting Contest
12:30 - 2 p.m. Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots Tribute Band
2:15 p.m. MetroPCS Jalapeno Eating Contest
2:30 – 4 p.m. ZOSO - The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience
4:15 p.m. MetroPCS Mullet Flop
4:30 – 6:15 p.m. Free Fallin - A Tribute to Tom Petty
6:30 p.m. 2011 Chili Awards
Sponsors: Miller Lite, Aaron’s Sales and Leasing, Waffle House, Metro PCS, Rock 100.5, Camp Twin Lakes, Caren West PR
Read about last year's fun:
And my first year judging: