Have you been overheard bragging that you make the *best* chili around? Well, here is your chance to prove it! The 8th Annual Downtown Gadsden Chili Coookoff is set for Saturday, February 7th and now is the time for teams to get signed up for the competition. The cookoff takes place at the corner of 5th and Broad in Downtown Gadsden and always draws a wide variety of cooking styles and chili flavors. The event has grown so much that organizers have had to expand the event area. Even if you don’t plan to cook any chili, you can still come out and enjoy *eating* the chili. Chili sampling tickets will be available for one dollar each or six for five dollars. There will be first, second and third place prizes and a crowd favorite prize for the team that collects the most sampling tickets. Teams will begin cooking their chili that morning at 7am and then start serving samples at Noon. For information and rules on entering your chili team in the cookoff, call the DGI office at 256.547.8696 or visit them on the web at www.downtowngadsden.com. You can also learn more by tuning in to next week’s EAST ALABAMA TODAY. Kay Moore is Carl’s (my) guest next week and they (we) will be talking extensively about the chili cookoff.