There’s always something going on in the Hudson Valley, and at the heart of it all was 2013 Hudson Valley Bounty Chili Contest. This event encourages restaurants and residents to submit and entry, and for $5 you are issued a spoon and a bean (literally a white northern bean). From there you sample all the offerings of each of the over 20 entrants, often having to return to re-sample just to be sure. Then, using your bean, you vote for your favorite.
One of us chose the vegetarian chili offered by Hudson’s own Privilege Partner Red Dot, the other voted for a delicious lamb chili offered by Local 111 from Philmont. Local 111 won first runner-up, but we’re not sure how Red Dot fared.
It was a beautiful day at the Henry Hudson Waterfront Park in Hudson. Lots of sun, nice breeze, great music and delicious food. Overall a great day and a lot of fun. Mark your calendars for next year!