As area viewers do all they can to stay warm, Gadsden chili enthusiasts want community members to consider savoring a particular warm and spicy treat. Chili cooks in Gadsden prepare to gather together to cook and compete in an annual chili cooking competition. Gadsden’s Seventh Annual Chili Cook-off will soon be here. The event is planned for Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Downtown Gadsden. The cook-off will take place in front of the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts. Judges will be sampling the chili and awarding prizes for first, second and third place. An award for crowd favorite will also be given. The public is welcome to join in and purchase tickets for $1 each or six for $5 to taste the various chili recipes. The deadline to participate is January 27th, 2014. Applications can be picked up at Downtown Gadsden, Inc.