Let the Good Times Roll – The Chili Cookoff Results!

And, the good times sure did roll.  What a blast at the 8th Annual Chili Cookoff fundraiser, held immediately following the annual meeting, at the Country Club of Pittsfield on October 30th.  The club was packed, and the smell of so many delicious chilies filled the air!  We’re thrilled to announce that we raised $4,965 to benefit the Elizabeth Freeman Center ,serving residents of Berkshire County.

Nine restaurants participated, competing in four categories:  Chili Outside the Pot, Best Presentation, Blazing Saddles and Fan Favorite.  We give our sincere appreciation to all participants for their support of such a fantastic charity.

This year, we had two newcomers, who each entered amazing chili!

Ozzie’s Steak & Eggs – 26 Maple Street, Hinsdale, MA
Friend’s Grille – 117 Seymour Street, Pittsfield, MA

And we send a special thanks to returning contestants:

KJ Nosh Catering Company – 20 Orchard Road, Dalton, MA
Patrick’s Pub – 26 Bank Row, Pittsfield, MA
Flavours of Malaysia – 75 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
AJ’s Trailside Pub – 12 Pleasant Street, Adams, MA
The Olde Heritage Tavern – 12 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA
Salmon Run Fish House – 78 Main Street, Lee, MA

And the winners are…

Chili Outside the Pot – Salmon Run Fish House

Best Presentation – Flavours of Malaysia

Blazing Saddles – The Olde Heritage Tavern

Fan Favorite – KJ Nosh Catering Company

Thanks to all our REALTORS and Affiliate friends who gave so freely as well!  The raffle brought its usual flair and fun to the event with tickets purchased and careful consideration given to their allotment for baskets and other fun raffle items.

Oh, what a night!!  Click here to view the entire gallery of photos.

About the Elizabeth Freeman Center:  Elizabeth Freeman Center offers hope, help, and healing to all experiencing or affected by domestic and sexual violence through free, accessible, and confidential services in Berkshire County. We work to end the cycle of violence through community mobilization, advocacy, and education. Promoting social justice and working to end all forms of oppression are essential to our work.