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FHSNA Chili Cook Off

posted Feb 23, 2014, 12:30 PM by Fina Santa-Maria

Chili Cook Off Winners


The 6th Annual Federal Hill South Chili Cookoff went off with a bang on January 26 at Little Havana.  A good time was had by all.  There were 26 chili makers.  There was a vast array of great chilies and the competition was fierce.  This year we had the highest attendance ever.  The Celebrity Judges chose Charles Gilmore’s  Backyard Chili as the Best Overall Chili, Caelyn Reyler as Best Vegetarian Chili and 8 year old Ella DeLong as Most Creative Chili.  The People’s Choice Awards went to Jamie Bachman for Best Chili and Sandra Halling for Best Vegetarian.  Thanks to all who participated and we will see you next year.

Federal Hill South would like to thank the following who helped make this event possible: 

·         All of the generous Chili Geniuses                 

·         Our talented neighborhood bakers & Dessert Fantasies for their CUPCAKES!

·         Marc Gentile, Little Havana

·         Russ Causey & Roses N’ Rust, The Band

·         Chris Riehl, Master of Ceremonies

·         Scott Donnelly, Little Havana, Graphic Artist

·         Little Havana itself, for the great Venue & to Brendan, John, James, Brittany and Sean for setting up, cleaning up and serving all of those great drinks

·         We would like to thank the following for their generous contributions to our raffle:  

·         Social Pub & Pie, Big Matty’s Diner, Hull Street Blues, Ropewalk Tavern, Metropolitan Coffeehouse & Wine Bar, Regi’s Bistro, Blue Agave, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Mr. Rain’s Funhouse, The Wine Market, Federal Hill Main Street, Liv2Eat

·         Work Printing Graphics, Posters & tickets

·         George Patton & Lena Ambrose, Ballot counters

·         Martha Badura, Patrick Beliot and Krissy Burke, Raffle coordinators

·         Dan Strodel & Chris Everett, Cake Wheel Men

·         Steve Cole, Twitter Master

·         Jane Seebold, Mary Braman and Cathy Hammond, Logistics and Operations

·         Beth and Dave Hirst, Jim Peterson and Fina Santa Maria, Administration & Finance

·         Jane Wehrle, The Loop

·         Kevin Lynch,

·         Our Esteemed Judges: Luke Clippinger, State Delegate, District 46; Kevin Cooper, Porter’s; Bruce Dorsey, Metropolitan; Bill Hughes, Barracudas & Aaron Stephens

·         Sister Vicki Staub, Catholic Community of South Baltimore

·         Ted Burkett, Photographer

·         Andrea Sommer, Federal Hill Main Street

·         All of our friends and neighbors who came out to support this effort, thank you so much.