Who serves the best chili in Richmond?

Posted at 9:07 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 09:10:51-04

RICHMOND, Va. — It is starting to feel a bit like Fall in Virginia. Autumn is a favorite season for many people in the state due to the beautiful changing color of the leaves, the natural excuse to wear cozy sweaters, and menus filled with hearty comfort foods.

And nothing says cool-weather comfort food like a bowl of chili.

As luck would have it, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Chili Throwdown is right around the corner.

On Friday, October 4, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., dozens of Richmond restaurants will serve their chili and you can help determine which is the best.

“At the end of the evening, VisArts presents two restaurants with awards: an overall award, selected by the judges, and a people’s choice award,” a spokesperson for the Visual Arts Center of Richmond said.

Restaurants serving up chili this year include:

821 Cafe
Amuse Restaurant
Bambolini Pasta
Brenner Pass
Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
Curbside Cafe
Graduate Richmond
The Grill
Home Team Grill
Jadean’s Smokin’ Six
Maple & Pine
Mise en Place
Oak and Apple
Salt and Forge
Scuffletown Garden
Smoke Pit Grill
Soul n’ Vinegar
Tazza Kitchen
Union Market
WPA Bakery

Last year Maple & Pine took home the judge’s award and Postbellum was crowned the people’s choice winner.

Adult tickets for the event are $25 for VisArts members and $30 for the general public. Adult tickets include a handmade ceramic bowl—made by a VisArts clay artist and a drink ticket. Tickets for children 12 and younger cost $5. Children three and under eat for free.

Visual Arts Center of Richmond's Chili Throwdown

Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Chili Throwdown

Tickets are available online here, by calling 804-353-0094, or purchase in person at Visual Arts Center of Richmond located at 1812 W. Main Street.

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