The chili tasting competition has been spicing up the bellies of hungry New Yorkers since the winter of 2005, when actor/filmmaker Matt Timms first introduced the takedown.
He's since taken the event to bars around town including The Slipper Room, Mo’s House of Satisfaction, Bar Matchless, the Soft Spot, and Union Pool - the site of this Sunday's event.
Judges this time around are The Feedbag and Williamsburg is Dead'sKeith Wagstaff and TONY'sGabriella Gershenson. Wagstaff joking writes on The Feedbag that he can't be bribed, "except with whiskey, beer, cash, high fives and whiskey-soaked cash," a favorite type of currency for chili judges.
For a door fee of just $10, takedown-goers get their fare share of home-stewed chili and "a chance to name the audience winner," reports the Feedbag.
So NBC readers, come on out! The Chili Takedown is this Sunday, Feb. 8th at 5pm at Williamsburg's Union Pool (484 Union Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, off the Lorimer L stop.)