Remember the 23rd Annual Steve Otto Chili Cookoff originally scheduled for today at The Shops at Wiregrass? Well, it's not going to happen. From Steve Otto's column in the paper yesterday:
"A farewell to chili
Saturday's Steve Otto Chili Contest has been canceled. Like so many things these days it was money that did us in - more precisely, a lack of it. I feel bad, and not because I won't have an opportunity to eat 60 or 70 cups of the stuff.
We have managed to raise thousands of dollars for nearly two dozen nonprofit organizations and charities through the years. For that I want to thank all of you who came out year after year to support the event.
I even will miss the likes of Cowboy Chuck, Margarita Jack, the Red Hot Tomatoes and even the fabulous Sleazettes."
Or just maybe it was all the lovebugs at last year's event that did the contest in. Hasta luego!