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Friday, October 14, 2011

Saturday To-Do: Chili Fights in the Heights

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Chili Fights in the Heights kicks off Saturday afternoon.
  • Chili Fights in the Heights kicks off Saturday afternoon.

CHILI FIGHTS IN THE HEIGHTS
$2. The Heights. 2 p.m.

No matter how it's dressed up, competitive eating has always seemed like something that should be embarrassing to all involved. Hot dogs, pies, cheese dip, whatever, it all seems wasteful and kind of revolting, like America at its worst.

Competitive cooking, on the other hand, is an excellent idea. It's aspirational and inspirational and something to be proud of. So good on the organizers of Chili Fights in the Heights for focusing on the cooking and not the consuming and also for raising money for the hunger relief organization Arkansas Foodbank Network.

Last year, Chili Fights raised more than $2,500 for AFN. The $2 fee covers your chili tasting kit and those proceeds will go to AFN. But why not bring along your checkbook and donate a little extra? Lord knows there is no shortage of hungry people out there. Big Silver plays after the announcement of the awards, most likely around 7:30.

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