PHOTOS: Rock Bottom’s Firefighter Chili Cookoff

Chili and chocolate make for a winning combination.

23 photos
1/23
Marcus Riley
Moshpix: Chicago's Rock Bottom Brewery was packed Tuesday night for the 15th Annual Chicago Fire Chief Ale Chili Cook-off. Thirty Chicago firehouses and top chefs from across the city teamed up to create the fiery concoctions which were judged by a celebrity panel. Plus, everyone in the house was able to sample the tasty results.
2/23
Marcus Riley
Firefighter Clarence Norwood won the top honors for Chicago's Fire Engine 98, with a little help from Chef Sean Tehrani from the Basil Leaf Café.
3/23
Marcus Riley
Tehrani's recipe included three different kinds of meats, buffalo sausage, pulled pork, ground beef and four different kinds of beans. Plus, it was topped with chocolate -- yes, chocolate shavings.
4/23
Marcus Riley
But the show stopper was the fried jalepeno covered in chocolate.
5/23
Marcus Riley
Proceeds from the event benefited the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
6/23
Marcus Riley
7/23
Marcus Riley
8/23
Marcus Riley
9/23
Marcus Riley
10/23
Marcus Riley
11/23
Marcus Riley
12/23
Marcus Riley
13/23
Marcus Riley
14/23
Marcus Riley
312 Dining Diva's Audarshia Townsend judges one of the chili submissions.
15/23
Marcus Riley
16/23
Marcus Riley
17/23
Marcus Riley
18/23
Marcus Riley
19/23
Marcus Riley
20/23
Marcus Riley
21/23
Marcus Riley
22/23
Marcus Riley
23/23
Marcus Riley
Contact Us