Chili Cook-Off @ Mt. Lebanon Winterfest

So we are in this sort of dreary slump of a Pittsburgh winter – football season has ended (and earlier than usual).  The weather is grey, not so cold, but not BBQ weather yet.  Pittsbughers have cabin fever.  I made the mistake of trying to stop at Trader Joe’s last Saturday at 3:00pm.  The rest of Pittsburgh – eager to escape from their homes also decided to grocery shop at that time.  I made it through 1 aisle – saw an open cash register and made an escape.  But never feat Pittsburgh – we will make it through the grey days of winter by eating a feast!

Fish Fry season has started.  Don’t forget the Carnegie Library in East Liberty is holding a Mac & Cheese Cook-Off on Saturday.  And it gets better – Mt. Lebanon is hosting a huge Chili Cook-off – The Fire and Icing Festival which includes a  Mt. Lebanon Fire Dept vs Mt. Lebanon Police Dept in a chili challenge

FIRE & ICING FESTIVAL – Chili Cook-off & Dessert Tour supporting Relay For Life of Mt. Lebanon

Saturday, February 25, from Noon – 5 pm
Clearview Common – Uptown Mt. Lebanon
Tickets – $10/advance or $15/at the event – purchase at or at Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building

Beer Available

Chili Cook-Off Contestants include

  • A’Pizza Badamo
  • Bado’s Pizza Grill and Ale House
  • Bistro 19
  • Bravo! Cucina Italiana
  • Café Io
  • Il Pizzaiolo
  • Kous Kous Cafe
  • Rania’s Catering
  • Walnut Grove


Lindsay has been writing about Pittsburgh since 2005. She likes pretzels from the Pretzel Shop on Carson St., used book stores, her rollerblades and she hopes to learn to skateboard someday soon.

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