MORE

The Chili Cook Off is one hot competition

The Chili Cook Off is one hot competition

Photos by Nancy Levine. See more after the jump.

I am a creature of habit, and there are a few events I look forward to every fall. I’ve attended Oktoberfest since I was old enough to drive, although I’m still confused as to why it’s in September. And no sooner is Oktoberfest over than I start stringing together my pretzel necklace for the Great American Beer Festival (October 9-11 this year).

Now I have another must-attend fall event: the Denver Fire Department Chili Cook Off. I went to my first one last Friday, and Larimer Square was full of smokin’ hot men. They were all firefighters competing in four categories -- Chili Con Carne, Green Chili, Hottest Chili and Best Booth – and like their chili, each cook was hotter than the next. Although the event is ostensibly for charity, a benefit for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, it’s also an opportunity for the boys to let off a little steam.

Just thinking about next year (and looking at the pictures I snapped when I suggested these firefighters were worthy of inclusion in the annual calendar), I can already feel my temperature rising. –- Nancy Levine

The Chili Cook Off is one hot competition
The Chili Cook Off is one hot competition
The Chili Cook Off is one hot competition
The Chili Cook Off is one hot competition

Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >