For the second year in a row, Bob Dillon and Michelle Baum of The Little Red Smokehouse in Carver, Mass., took home the top prize in the professional division at the Martha’s Vineyard Big Chili (“Chilifest”) Contest on Saturday. The event, which draws attendees from across New England, is in its 26th year.
Ms. Baum said the secret to the award-winning chili lie in simply smoking the meat rather than “adding fire.”
Falmouth residents Bill Greene, James Hopwood, and Chris Silva of Bump n Grind Chili took home first place in the Amateur division, as well as a cash prize for being the top pick of guest judge Jenny Johnson (host of NECN’s TV Diner). Little Red Smokehouse took runner-up honors from Ms. Johnson.
Chilifest is hosted by MVY Radio and is a fund-raiser for the Red Stocking Fund.