The forecast in Pomona on Saturday was chili, as in chili cookoff. Yours truly was invited to co-judge the “first annual” contest with Larry Egan of downtown’s business improvement district.
It was a low-key affair at dba256, the wine bar at Third and Main, with five chilis submitted. Larry and I agreed on the top two, after a re-sample, in our blind taste test. At least three of the five were submitted by dba employees, who seem to know their chili as well as they know their spirits.
You can read a bit more about it here, as well as see a (gasp) full-length picture of me, although my head is turned.