If pumpkin spice lattes are the signature cold-weather beverage of the basic bitch (which, let’s face it, is pretty much always describing a woman), then chili must belong to the basic bro. Of course we’re only kidding, we love them both, and sweaters and foliage, too. That’s why the Brooklyn Chili Takedown is one of November’s most anticipated feeding frenzies. This is the original cook-off, what presenter Matt Timms calls “the most important Takedown…the classic.” Munch on the mild and brave the bold at this no-rules, all-you-can-eat chili competition. Wash it all down with cocktails by Caleb’s Kola that you’ll oh so sorely need after a few bowls’ worth. Winter is coming and there’s nothing you can do to stop it, but eat enough and you might manage to push your internal temperature to a fever pitch.

Sun., Nov. 16, 2 p.m., 2014

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