On Feb. 7 from 6-8 p.m., the Essen Haus, 514 E. Wilson St., will host its second annual Mad City Chili Cookoff.
As many as 20 cooks may enter for the chance to win cash prizes. Organizers said smell, taste, heat balance, texture/mouthfeel and appearance are among this year's judging criteria.
Up to $200 will be awarded to both the judge's top pick and to the people's choice award.
A chili recipe and $20 are needed to enter the competition.
If you would like to enter the contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry fee to the event is $10 for adults and free for children ages 10 and under.
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