They say on any given Sunday anyone’s chili can win
Some chili will just outshine the others. The 2013 Municipal Chili Cook Off in Wales, WI was Sunday with plenty of styles of chili represented. It may have been a friendly competition for charity (over four barrels of food were collected for local food pantries. plus cash donations), but the competition was fierce.
Once again, the chili receiving the most popular votes was the vegetarian chili by Village of Wales Assistant Clerk Pauline Wigderson. Her husband, Erik, took 2nd place in the hot division.
The chili competition was the place to be in Waukesha County on Sunday afternoon. State Representative Chris Kapenga was there and so was City of Waukesha mayoral candidate Shawn Reilly.
State Sen Paul Farrow was an entrant in this year’s contest in the mild division. Despite the lack of experience in the competition, his rookie outing netted him the Judge’s Award in the mild category and a tie for first place in the popular votes for the category. However, the Government Accountability Board may take a dim view of Farrow handing out jalapeno muffins with his chili to influence the voting.
Congratulations to all of the winners.