Mike’s Chili is the Best! (not pictured, just how it looks in my heart)

The 11th Annual Newz Group Chili Cook Off

By: Terry A. Yates, Jr @GroupNewztyates@newzgroup.com
The trophies await their champions!

The trophies await their champions!

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...and more chili's over yonder...

…and more chili’s over yonder…

The sides and dessert table doesn't front either.

The sides and dessert table doesn’t front either.

The chili's warming up for competition.

The chili’s warming up for competition.

...and more chili's over yonder...

…and more chili’s over yonder…

Voting commences!

Voting commences!

Taste testing the chili's to vote for the best!

Taste testing the chili’s to vote for the best!

Voters move along at a pace that gives each chili the perfect amount of time for maximum flavor enjoyment.

Voters move along at a pace that gives each chili the perfect amount of time for maximum flavor enjoyment.

The rules and ballot

The rules and ballot

The OFFICIAL breakdown of the ballots!

The OFFICIAL breakdown of the ballots!

With the final results:

3rd Place Chili B (Beth’s Chili)

2nd Place Chili F (Mike’s Chili) [editors note: which was actually the best…but that’s just my humble opinion]

1st Place Chili E (Sarah’s Chili)

Congratulations to all our participants and special thanks to Amy for organizing Newz Group’s most excellent food day!