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Miller Lite Chili Cook Off

Great Miller Lite Chili and BBQ Cook-Off Returns in October

It’s that time of year again — time to get excited for the Great Miller Lite Chili and BBQ Cook-Off, returning for its 35th year!

MIller Lite Chili Cook-OffThe gates open at 10am on Saturday, October 4th at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. There’s fun for the entire family, with more chili, barbecue, Brunswick stew and cornbread than possible to taste in one day, plus live music, games and more.

One hundred percent of proceeds benefit Camp Twin Lakes, a network of children’s camps that provide life-changing experiences to thousands of Georgia children with serious illnesses, disabilities and challenges.

Miller Lite Chili Cook-OffAfter introducing an amateur barbecue competition 2013, the competition is now sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, which will be offering  more than $10,000 in prize money to amateur and professional pit masters.

This year’s music lineup promises to be the best one yet, with performances by Sugarland founding member Kristen Bush and Steele Magnolia’s Joshua Scott Jones.  Jimmy Buffet fans will enjoy tribute band A1A, and Convoy will play outlaw country favorites.

Entrance is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Tickets can only be purchased on site on the day of the event, and will not sell out.

Around 15,000 people attend the cook-off each year.

The Great Miller Lite Chili and BBQ Cook-Off, Saturday, October 4, 2014. Gates open at 10am and there is no re-entry. Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers, Georgia 30013. theatlantachilicookoff.com

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Oyster Cook-Off at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Love oysters or think you make the best oyster dish around? Then you’ll want to visit Gulf Shores, Alabama on November 9th for the Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off.

Oyster Cook-Off at The HangoutNow in its 6th year, the Oyster Cook-Off is presented by Alabama Gulf Seafood and held at The Hangout, a family-friendly spot just steps from the beach. Entry is free, and tasting tickets may be purchased for $2 each or $30 for a book of 20 tickets.

At the cook-off chefs and amateurs will compete for bragging rights and big bucks – $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. More than 65 chefs will be participating, including Atlanta chefs Adam Evens of The Optimist, Ron Eyester of Rosebud, Bob McDonough from F&H Food Trading Group and Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taqueria.

Oyster Cook-OffThink you have what it takes to compete? For an entry fee you can show off your best Rockefeller, Cajun or raw oyster dish. The dishes will be judged by attendees and a panel of celebrity judges. The fee to enter is $300 and the deadline is October 18th. Click here for more information on the entry Oyster Cook-Offand judging rules.

Teams must be on site by 9am on Saturday, November 9th and ready to serve at 10am. The event opens to the public at 11am.

In addition to all the oysters you can eat, there will be live music and football shown on big screens.

Click here to see photographs from the 2012 Oyster Cook-Off.

The Hangout also hosts a music festival in May.

The 6th Annual Oyster Cook-Off, Saturday, November 9th at 11am at The Hangout, 101 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542.

photos from The Hangout’s Flickr page

Snapshots from the Great Chili Cook-Off

Saturday’s 31st annual Great Miller Light Chili Cook-Off at Stone Mountain was a celebration of all things spicy and savory as hundreds of teams cooked up their best chili, Brunswick stew or cornbread.

Amateur chefs served up samples of their recipes along a tasting trail that wandered through the trees.  From sweet to spicy, beef to alligator, there was a chili (or several) for everyone.

Around 300 teams competed for top prize in each of the three food categories.

First Place for Chili: Howard Crew Chili & Stew, Don & Jen Howard

First Place for Brunswick Stew: Dos Gringos, Bob Sims

First Place for Cornbread: Hammerhead Chili, Amy Phillips

For more information on the Great Miller Light Chili Cook-Off and to see a full list of winners visit www.theatlantachilicookoff.com.

Here are snapshots from the chili cook-off.  click photos to enlarge