I don’t think I’ll ever volunteer to judge green chili again. Not because it doesn’t taste good (it tastes great) but perhaps because of how it looks… 22 times over. I’ll stick with red. Another thing I don’t get is why contestants insist on naming their prized bowl after things that trigger gag reflex. It appears many of them try to blow up just how hot their stuff is but in all reality don’t they know chili judges are told to pick something balanced with the right spice. I can’t post pics of many of the tents at the DC101 Chili Cook-Off but I’ve shared a couple below. Despite the names RFK smelled amazing!
Fellow judges WUSA9’s Anita Brikman and hubby support the National Kidney Foundation
More judges FOX5’s Will Thomas here with friends Barrie Friedman and Keith Melancon
Oh yeah, that’s the aftertaste I’m looking for.
Left behind the hometown pride?