It was a crisp fall day, and competition was in the air at the Bridgeville-South Fayette Rotary‘s Chili Cook-Off. Attendees wandered from table to table tasting the thirty-seven different chilis on offer and voted for their favorite. The Friends of the Bridgeville Public Library served up a vegetarian chili made with eggplant and black beans and topped off with a lime cream, cotija cheese, and a tortilla chip. The chili was prepared by Eric Capozzoli, a registered dietician, who also presents bi-monthly cooking demonstrations at the library. Library staff and President of the Friends, Cindy Capozzoli staffed the booth handing out Love Your Library tote bags in addition to the delicious chili.
Besides the Friends, chilis were prepared by non-profits, restaurants, businesses, and individuals, such as Public Arts Bridgeville, Rep. Devlin Robinson, Rep. Anita Kulik, and The Crafty Jackalope. The Boy Scouts provided invaluable assistance, making sure contestants serving chili were stocked with supplies, trash was collected, and they also assisted with set-up and tear-down.
Congratulations to the winners of the cook-off: Texas Roadhouse, Big Fish Roofing, Rep. Devlin Robinson, Corpus Christi Knights of Columbus, and Chef Eberhart!
Thanks to the community coming together, the day was a delicious success. We hope to see you at next year’s chili cook-off!