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Killington’s Peak Lodge wins 4th annual Chili Cook-off

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Photos by Robin Alberti

(1) Jimmy Sarandrea stands proudly with a large pot of chile made by Liquid Art. (2) Children sample chili on the lawn at the library. (3) Peak Lodge displays a winning chili. (4) Even the kids loved the chili!

By Robin Alberti

KILLINGTON—On Thursday, July 28, at 5 p.m. Killington’s 4th Chili Cook-off returned to the Sherburne Memorial Library on River Road. The annual event attracted the finest chili chefs to compete for the title of “Best Chili in Killington.”Jimmy Sarandrea stands proudly with a large pot of chile made by Liquid Art.

The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Killington Parks & Recreation. Kim Peters, director of the Rec. Department, handed out the awards.

The Peak Lodge took first place with their Ancho Pepper Appaloosa Bean Bison Chili, served with a bacon cornbread. The Foundry came in second, followed by Choices in third for overall votes received.

The rain broke just before the event, making for a lovely evening after so much humidity and sweltering heat this summer. Thursday night, the heat came from the chili. Chad Hollister Band entertained the large crowd of chili tasters of all ages on the library lawn.

Overall winners

1st: Peak Lodge

2nd: Foundry

3rd: Choices

Specialty winners

Best presentation: Killington Deli & Market

Best Side Dish: Choices

Judges’ Favorite: Lookout Tavern

Best Bribe Attempt: Pasta Pot (bottle of wine)

Hottest: The Garlic

Best Costume/Best Dressed: Killington Women’s Club

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