Great Mac & Chili Challenge: Sunday, January 26

Norwalk, CT – The chilly weather is here and it’s perfect for unlimited samples of decadent chili and mac ‘n cheese from over 20 restaurants at the 6th Annual Great Mac and Chili Challenge on Jan. 26 from 11 to 3 at the new SoNo Collection in Norwalk.  

The Great Mac & Chili Challenge remains a true people’s choice competition where attendees rate all they sample on a scale from 7 to 10.5 using their cell phone instead of wasting paper in an effort to be more environmentally conscious. The restaurants with the highest average rating in each of the three competition categories are declared champions. The categories include classic beef chili, creative chili and mac ‘n cheese.  

Some of the outstanding restaurants competing this year include both 8 North Broadway of Nyack NY,  273 Kitchen of Harrison NY, as well as Blue Cactus Grill of Norwalk & Fairfield, Burger Bar & Bistro of Norwalk, Cask Republic of Greenwich & New Haven, Bobby Q’s of Norwalk, Dunville’s of Westport, Gates of New Canaan, Geronimo of Fairfield & New Haven, Harbor Harvest of East Norwalk, Hub & Spoke of Black Rock,  Jacob’s Pickles of Norwalk and NYC,  Little Pub of Wilton, Fairfield, Stratford, Greenwich and Old Saybrook, Local Kitchen & Beer Bar of Norwalk and Fairfield, Old Post Tavern of Fairfield, Planet Pizza of Norwalk, Simply Delicious of Norwalk and the Original Vazzy’s in Bridgeport. 

The competition will benefit Food Rescue US in the ongoing fight against hunger.

The Great Mac & Chili Challenge is sponsored by Cabot’s Cooperative, City Carting, Polar Beverages, Mi Nina Tortillas, New Belgium Brewery, Wade’s Dairy and WEBE108. Tickets only available online at www.MacAndChili.com.  


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