the ultimate #chilismackdown

2017 Winners


Congratulations 2017 SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off Winners:

Best Overall: Carnitas Snack Shack (#9), Chef Hanis Cavin

Smoked rib-eye chili with beans, tomatoes,  crispy cornbread croutons and aged cheddar


Best Vegetarian: Anthem Vegan (#1), Chef Patrick Murray

Roasted Ancho Tomatillo Karne Chili


Most Unique: Burger Lounge (#6), Chef Team Jim Little, Nikki Valdez and Luis Mayoral

Grass-fed beef chili with kidney and calypso beans, fresh garlic, onions, tomatoes, celery and peppers; topped off with grass-fed organic cheese and creme fraiche


People’s Choice (participant text votes): Smoking Gun (#24), Chef Andy Weiss

Sweet-Smoked Chili, with brisket, pork shoulder, Fresno and poblano chiles, white, black, pinto, and red kidney beans, and molasses