PHOTO: Wet and Chili; somehow, a perfect combination for cookoff

jkarr@islandpacket.comFebruary 23, 2013 

A cool, rainy day was just the thing to stoke enthusiasm for hot chili at the Red Apron Chili Cookoff held Saturday to benefit Bluffton Self Help. Chefs from as far away as Virginia and Florida converged up the parking lot of Tanger Outlet Center 2 to compete in the second annual cookoff. Here, Denise Frame looks on as Marsha Levin serves up some white bean chicken chili at Frame's “Wild About Chiliâ€

JAY KARR — Jay Karr/The Island Packet

A cool, rainy day was just the thing to stoke enthusiasm for hot chili at the Red Apron Chili Cookoff held Saturday to benefit Bluffton Self Help. Chefs from as far away as Virginia and Florida converged up the parking lot of Tanger Outlet Center 2 to compete in the second annual cookoff. Here, Denise Frame looks on as Marsha Levin serves up some white bean chicken chili at Frame's "Wild About Chili" booth. Frame, of Bluffton, was entered in the competition's people's choice category. "We're on our second pot," said Levin, who theorized that the rain brought out shoppers, who then stopped by to sample the chili.

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