Each year we celebrate Scott’s birthday with a chili cook-off. This year was the seventh year of the event and by far the biggest we’ve had to date. It is the proverbial “man” party … hotdogs, chips, chili and beer. What more does a man need, right?
We had a lot more first-time attendees and entrants this year, plus some special out-of-town guests. My dad and his wife Marilyn came down from the San Fernando Valley and my uncle Mike and aunt Brandi came from Newbury Park.
There were 13 chili entries this year … and the defending champion Nick Isabella came to protect his title. Unfortunately, Nick had to turn his crown over to a first-time entrant, Miss Brittney Taylor. The third place went to my dad, Pete. Second place went to Nick Isabella. Cheers to everyone who entered … some of the best competition to date.
I’m already looking forward to next year.