Taste of the NFL chili cookoff at Recess

Jan 7th, 2014 | by Eat Drink Indy | Events, News

Despite Sunday’s snowstorm, the Taste of the NFL chili cookoff at Recess happened as planned — even though the snow continued to fall and the restaurant at 49th Street and College Avenue lost power during the event. About 135 tickets, at $50 per person, had been sold for the cookoff, which benefited Gleaners Food Bank. More than 80 people managed to attend the event, despite the steady snow.

Recess chef/owner Greg Hardesty, who will represent Indianapolis at the Taste of the NFL fundraiser the night before the Super Bowl, was pleased that even those who could not attend supported the event. He sent an email to ticketholders before the Jan. 5 cookoff requesting that the ticket price they had already paid be donated rather than refunded. “I haven’t seen too many refunds,” he said, “so that’s what I’m most happy about.”

The Alexander's Eli Laidlaw wins the Taste of the NFL chili cookoff at Recess.

The Alexander’s Eli Laidlaw wins the Taste of the NFL chili cookoff at Recess.

Attendees were happy to try the 10 varieties of chili prepared by some of the city’s top chefs, and their votes determined which chef would win the “Golden Bone” award. Eli Laidlaw of The Alexander won with his smoked pork shoulder, short rib and bacon chili.

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