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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

BEHOLD: The Chili Jamboree Belt Buckle

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Feast your eyes on this, before you feast your mouth—this right here is the belt buckle that the grand prize winner will take home from the Portland Mercury's first-ever Chili Jamboree. We've lined up Portland's best chefs for a one-of-a-kind chili cookoff in which the winner gets to adorn him or herself with this classy prize. But the real winner is you, since you'll get to stuff yourself silly by tasting all 10 of the different chilis, not to mention all the beer, cocktails, and pie.

That's not all: The good people at Mississippi Studios put together an amazing bill of country music to go with the event, headlined by Lucero and also featuring Sturgill Simpson (my pick for best new discovery at this year's Pickathon), and performances by Daniel Romano, Shelby Earl, and Mission Spotlight out on the Bar Bar patio. Good lord, this is going to be amazing. And if chili's not your thing, Lucero's gonna play a second special late show as well after the cookoff.

Tickets are on sale here, so scoop some up before the pot is empty. And just check out that beautiful bronze belt buckle, made by the talented folks at Studio Acorn. Click the jump for a look at the buckle's other side.

Chili Jamboree, Sun Oct 6, 2-9 pm (additional late show with Lucero at 10 pm), $20-30, 21+, tickets here


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