12th Annual Chili Cook Off

Goodness gracious, Great Bowls of Fire!!! We’re hosting our 12th Annual Chili Cook-Off from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 18 at Stan’s!

Think you got what it takes to make the best chili around? Enter our contest to win CASH PRIZES! $25 to enter ($30 on the day of the event). Sign up now using the registration link below.


Proceeds will benefit Foundation 45, a suicide, addiction, and mental health awareness group serving the Dallas/Fort Worth creative community by providing free top-tier mental health and recovery services while working to destigmatize the conversation around mental health. Come out for a full day of great food and fun for a good cause!

Got $10? Then you get a spoon and a ballot to vote for your favorite chili, plus a drink ticket for a draft beer! Two cash prizes will be awarded; one by People’s Choice votes and one by a panel of judges. Chili is ANYTHING GOES – vegetarian, beans, fillers, etc.

RAFFLE PRIZES GALORE! Thanks to local restaurants and businesses, we’ll have several gift certificates and prizes up for grabs! Thanks to our sponsors East Dallas Automotive and Milo Butterfingers! Shout-out also to our beer sponsor, Busch Light!

Donors include Lounge Here, Salute Wine Brokers, Local Artists & Jewelry, Barley House, Dick’s Last Resort, Dallas Hemp Company, Walton’s Garden Center, Sundown Granada, Lochland’s Irish Pub, Libertine, Terilli’s, Dodie’s Cajun Diner, Table 13 Addison, McRae’s American Bistro, Top Golf, Truck Yard, and more!

2024 Chili Cook-Off Rules

Thanks for entering Stan’s Blue Note’s 12th annual chili cook-off! We are going to have a great time and eat some great chili! Here are some things you need to know:

  • Your chili must be prepared at home and arrive at Stan’s in a crock pot or some type of warming device by 2:30 pm on Sunday, Feb. 18. As part of your entry fee, you will be given a drink ticket for a draft beer between 3:00 and 5:00 pm. Your chili will be given a number at this time and sent to the judging area.
  • All chili entries are Anything Goes – vegetarian, beans, fillers, etc.
  • People’s Choice Judging – The voting is done by anyone that wants to buy a spoon and ballot and participate at Stan’s that day. People can buy multiple ballots at $10 each. Winner will receive a cash prize based upon popular vote.
  • A panel of judges will be tasting all chili entries and awarding a cash prize for Judges Choice.
  • Tasting and judging will begin at 3:00 and will close at 5:00. Votes will be counted and the results announced before 6:00 p.m.