The weather might have gone cold, but heartburn will keep you warm after a few samples at the Brooklyn Chili Takedown. Amateur chefs from across the borough compete with their homespun concoctions of protein, beans, sauce—and plenty of spice. This year’s slogan includes a reference to the “fires of a billion suns”—and we assume they’re talking about what will be going on in our bellies after we try each and every entry in the cash competition.

Sun., Nov. 20, 2 p.m., 2011

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