At the Duluth arena yesterday, thousands of people came to sample a wide variety of chili submitted by 35 teams. The annual chili cook off is sponsored by United Way of Duluth, proceeds benefit more than 50 organizations and programs.
Winners were picked by the sampler’s votes, and here’s the run down:
People’s Choice: Minnesota Power
Professional: Essentia Health-Lake Winds Café, first; Essentia Health-Northern Lites Café, second; Green Mill and Zeitgeist Arts Café, tied for third.
Amateur: Duluth Fire Department, first; Minnesota Power, second; Courage Kenny Northland, third.
Special awards: DRCC, Hottest-Yet-Edible; Girl Scouts, Vegetarian; Essentia Health-Lake Winds Café, Most Unique; Whole Foods Co-op, Spicy Spirit.
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