Above, Members of the Delhi culinary team Jessica Shultis, Juli Chavez, Carly Yezzo, Peter Blayne, Alex Johnson and Dan Hess of the Delhi Culinary Team took top honors with their beef and duck chili in both People’s Choice and Firefighter’s choice this year at the 14th Annual Chili Bowl held at CANO this afternoon. Chili fans could sample nearly thirty different chilies that ranged from sweet to spicy. At right, Tim Gargash, Oneonta receives his Most Artistic Bowl award from CANO President Jim Maloney for his winning bowl that depicted a sculpted octopus climbing over a ship. As popularity of the event grown, so have the crowds. To help elevate the issue, CANO moved some of the chili contestants to an outdoor tent, thereby providing guetst with some much appreciated elbow room. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB.4
COOK-OFF FUNDRAISER – Noon-4 p.m. The Chili Bowl cook off returns with hand-painted bowls, delicious entries by area cooks. Cost, $25/bowl. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.facebook.com/CANOneonta/
SUNDAY PROGRAM – 3 – 4:15 p.m. Author Dana Spiotta, award winning author of “Innocents and Others,” “Stone Arabia,” more, speaks at the Sunday Afternoon Program. Free, open to the public. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
Delhi Culinary, Oneonta Bagel Co.
Take Top Prize At 13th Chili Bowl
ONEONTA – Chili lovers from around the area turned out in droves to taste the areas best chilies at the ever-popular Chili Bowl at CANO this afternoon. CANO’s biggest fundraiser, celebrating its 12th year, sold over 430 bowls made by local artisans at the nearby Carriage House Art Studio. This year’s top prizes went to the Oneonta Bagel Company, who won the People’s Choice award with their Bungalow Bills Bayou Chili, and Oneonta Hots, who took home the Fireman’s Choice award. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Another Super Chili Bowl for CANO