The Royal Oak Jaycees celebrate a successful Chili Cook-Off.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Royal Oak Jaycees are happy to announce that they will be able to donate $1,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of South Oakland County and $1,500 to the Royal Oak Animal Shelter with profits from the 2012 Royal Oak Chili Cook-Off. The third annual cook-off took place Nov. 10 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market and saw record attendance of more than 500 people. The event featured local bands, kids activities, a silent auction, Michigan beer, celebrity judges and six restaurants competing for several titles. This year’s winners are: • Best of the Best — Hamlin Corner • People’s Choice — Town Tavern • Best Vegetarian — Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery • Most Original — Star Lanes Restaurant and Sports Bar at Emagine Royal Oak • Spiciest — Hamlin …
This weekend there were two chili cook-offs in Royal Oak where people weighed in on the hottest chili in town.
As the thermometer drops, it’s only natural to want to eat foods that make us feel warm and cozy. That was evident this chilly weekend — or make that chili weekend — when Royal Oak had not one, but two chili cook-offs. St. Mary’s Men’s Club and the Royal Oak Jaycees each held cook-offs featuring local restaurants Saturday. St. Mary’s also had an amateur division for individuals who wanted to participate. “It’s a fun event and we have a good turnout,” parishioner Mary Therese Hammer said. “It’s really more about fellowship than food.” Hammer won the amateur division last year. Grand Trunk Club, Lockhart’s, Royal Oak Brewery, Rock on 3rd, Andiamo and Dooley’s participated in the St. Mary’s Men’s Club fundraiser at the church’s parish center…