Well....that depends on who one might ask.
Defending champion, Lauren, retained her crown becoming only the second two-time winner in the history of the St. Augustine’s Chili Cook-off
. Five participants vied for the jewel encrusted crown and the coveted trophy where one’s name is recorded for all time. All entrants delivered mouth-watering, stomach filling, and heat inducing lusciousness for the enjoyment of all, but it was Miss Quayle’s Pizza Chili that won the day.
Challenger Jeanie P, who threw down the gauntlet in the run-up to Friday’s competition, while gracious in defeat, was heard to say, “ Pizza Chili? Who knew? I’ll be more creative with my bribery efforts and just WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR.”
--Former Chili Queen, Miss Jeanie