The Gilmer Chili Cook Off was recently cancelled when too few cooks entered; it is almost Biblical—“the flesh (audience) was willing but the spirit (cooks) was weak.” Yes, I know it is a misquote, but, then, we still do not have any chili.
Meantime, the people of Pritchett decided that it was time to have a chili contest of their own. This is not an award program for the best chili, as much as it is an opportunity for local chili lovers to get a really good serving of their favorite food.
Not to brag, but several winners of the Gilmer cook off live here in Pritchett, and there are several other cooks who claim even better recipes than the so-called “contest” chili.
What do you do do with this much talent? Well, you serve the product to the public. And, for extra measure, at least one cook is willing to share the secret for excellent chili.
On Friday, Jan 31, at 6 p.m. until gone the great cooks in Pritchett will be serving chili and fixin’s for a small donation.
Porter Click says that he will make two dutch ovens of Pan de Campo, the State Bread of Texas, to go with the meal. You can’t get anymore authentic Texan than Chili and Pan de Campo.
“Gilmer has the Yamboree and serves great food, but all the cooks live in Pritchett. So, come visit us on the 31st and line up to get served. It’s Chili Time,” said Porter Click.