Scenes From Barcade’s 10th Annual Underground Chili Extravaganza


Last night, Barcade (388 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-302-6464) celebrated ten years of chili cook-offing at its Williamsburg outpost. The intimate affair featured crockpots aplenty and a good many wooden spoons.

Twelve contestants vied for the ultimate prize, which was paid in beer. One couple brought a smoky, dark red pot au beans with duck, pork belly, veal, and cocoa; this packed a heavy punch, but lighter crocks — like one stocked with ground turkey and butternut squash, and a green offering with shredded chicken, white beans, and poblano — made for easier eating.

Other pots got into the game with beef and bison and bacon and beer; proceeds went to the Brooklyn Community Foundation, which gives grants to folks working to make Kings a better county for all. Page through our photos below.