Blackwell business hosting chili cook-off October 28

by Charles Gerian

Blackwell’s Sweet Spot Bakery have post-poned their Chili Cook Off which was originally scheduled for this past weekend. It has been moved to October 28, 2023 at their location on west Doolin Avenue as a way to donate funds to a local business.

With the Halloween-adjacent date, owner Amee Sweeten is now planning for a Trunk of Treat as well as a costume contest and Halloween-related fun and games.

The Cook Off will begin at 10:30 a.m. with set up. From Noon to 4 the entries will be sampled. The winner and donation recipient will be announced at 4:30 p.m.

Sign-ups are held at the Sweet Spot at 4408 west Doolin.

The cost to enter will be $20.

The winner of the chili cookoff will receive a $100 cash, a gift card to local restaurants, and a trophy…as well as “bragging rights” for the best chili in town, according to Sweeten.

“The money will be going to a small business to help support local industry. The competition itself will be judged off of community votes, and we will have three judges that we have randomly selected from around town,” said Sweeten.

The Sweet Spot opened over the summer and has been a large success for Sweeten, who has made community support and involvement a staple in the restaurant’s business and reputation.

Recently, the Sweet Spot raised money for local teachers as part of a Back to School initiative.