5th Annual World Heavy Weight Chili Championship At MainX24 Is Dec. 7

Organizers Seeking Best Chili In Town

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The MainX24 World Heavy Weight Chili Championship is seeking the best chili in town. Registration is now open for the event to be held on Dec. 7, during the 24-hour festival on the Southside. The entry fee is $40 per team or $50 for two teams. 

Last year, over 15 teams from area organizations and businesses competed head to head for bragging rights and temporary ownership of a championship belt created by Chattanooga artist Karen Rudolph.


Chili will be served from 12-4 p.m. All you can eat chili tickets are $8 and commemorative chili bowls will be available for $15. Feature drink specials will include Chattanooga Whiskey and local craft beer.

To round out the event, local bands Dark Horse Ten, Mythical Motors, and Musical Moose performing from OCI’s “Loading Dock of Rock.” Kids of all ages are encouraged to participate in the sidewalk chalk competition and face painting.

To register or for more information, visit www.worldheavyweightchili.com. Proceeds from the event benefit the Stillhouse Foundation. The event is presented by DeMoss Capital, OCI, Grace Frank Group, Victoria Love Events & Staffing, and green|spaces.

For questions, contact Dawn Hjelseth at dawn@greenspaceschattanooga.com or 423 648-0963.

Caterers Create Their Own Dynasty At Chair-ries Jubilee Arts Auction

The regional chefs and restaurateurs who are distinguished for their respective culinary dynasties will present their own version of art for the 2104 Chair-ries Jubilee “Do-Over Dynasty.” “These food artists have nothing to ‘do over’ once they arrive at our annual fundraiser for arts in education,” Beth Gardner, caterers co-chairwoman, said. “In fact, their delectable creations ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Friends Hosts Bartender Brawl To Benefit Local Nonprofits

Chattanooga Friends will present the first Bartender Brawl on Friday, April 25, from 6-9 p.m. in Miller Plaza.  The first of its kind, local restaurants and bars compete to see who can mix the best cocktail.  Bartenders from Taco Mamacita, Urban Stack, Community Pie, Porter’s Steakhouse, Easy Bistro and Mellow Mushroom will each present two cocktails.  Guests can ... (click for more)

Haslam Signs Bill Ending Forced Annexation And Giving Tennesseans Right To Vote

Governor Bill Haslam signed HB 2371/SB2464 on Wednesday. The law ends forced annexation and gives Tennesseans the right to vote. The law now requires cities to annex by consent of the landowner or through referendum approved by a majority of the landowners to be annexed. As an additional protection to farmers, land primarily used for agriculture purposes may not be annexed by any ... (click for more)

One Of "Worst Of The Worst" Gets 10-Month Federal Sentence

One of the men labeled as the "worst of the worst" in a Chattanooga round up was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months and three years supervised release after he plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Guy Wilkerson told Federal Judge Sandy Mattice, "I'm just a young father and I want the best for my kids." He said he apologized and that he knew what he ... (click for more)

What's Wrong With The City Recycle Program? - And Response (2)

Being new to recycling, I have lots to learn.  I rely on 311 and the attendants at the neighborhood collection centers to assist in building my knowledge.   Recently, I had an experience that makes me reconsidered my recycling efforts.  I loaded up my car, called 311 to verify what I could take, only to be blocked by the attendant at my neighborhood collection ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: That Billboard & Much More

Now that early voting has started and our strawberries have hopefully survived this last blush of winter, allow me to catch up on some things but, first, here’s a letter from a concerned reader I feel compelled to share: “There is something I have noticed throughout Brainerd, East Brainerd, Dayton, etc. A billboard has been put up, I believe by the Health Department of Hamilton ... (click for more)