30 amateur chefs competing in the 10th Annual Brooklyn Chili Takedown put on their Sunday's best aprons for a warming afternoon of slowly simmered meats, beans, and hot peppers at the Bellhouse in the Gowanus.
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Since 2003, Matt Timms has been gathering New Yorkers to take part in competitive bacchanalias of stews, bacon treats, ice cream, and plenty more. Okay, so a bacchanalia of stew doesn't sound that sexy. But when opportunity knocks on your door to try 26 varieties of crazy chili to a soundtrack of heavy metal, you go.
Turns out, people really like beans and slow-cooked meats in huge vats, because the turnout for yesterday's Chili Takedown at Union Pool in Williamsburg was insane. Find out the winners here.