Red beans versus black beans, beef versus chicken.
The first annual Eastsound Chili Cook-Off is Saturday, Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Eastsound Village Green. The event is a benefit for the Giving Tree, which is a program that provides holiday gifts for island children and teens who may not otherwise receive them.
Islanders will get a chance to vote a 2012 Eastsound Chili Cook-Off Champion. There will be first, second and third places awarded in each category. All champions will be voted by event attendees. For an entry fee of $10, each attendee will receive a tasting portion of each ten entrants. Some of the teams come from The Island Market Meats Department, Maple Rock Farm, The Orcas Island Fire Department and Island Hardware and Supply.
Tickets will be sold Saturday at the farmers market and on Sunday at Island Market. Tickets will also be available on event day. For more info, call Jim Biddick at 376-2488 or Jennifer Pietsch at 317-8342.