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Due to the prohibition on large gatherings and for the safety and concern of our awesome Alumni, we have postponed the 2020 Chili Cook-off. Unfortunately the May 16 date will not give us enough time to plan and put into place this event, even assuming we are able to once again have this large capacity type of gathering by May.

We have an amazing plan unlike any other for this year and we are actively looking to put this event on at an appropriate date, potentially in the Fall, so please stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, we will be in touch in the coming days to all those who have purchased tickets already. Stay tuned!

About Chili Cook-off

Presented exclusively by the Texas Exes New York Chapter, Shiner Beer, and Tito's Handmade Vodka, the Texas Chili Cook-off is an all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink chili and queso tasting event. Amateur and restaurant teams will compete for the titles of Chili and Queso Champions and provide you food in the process. You will get to help decide the winners. The event will be filled with fun, food, and live music to keep the party going all day. Most importantly, all proceeds from Texas Chili Cook-off benefit our scholarship endeavors. 

What you need to know for the event:

  • Chili Cook-off will be located at Villain event space at 307 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249. View map
  • Tickets may be purchased via Eventbrite. You'll want to take advantage of our early bird ticket discount. 
    • VIP Legacy – a limited amount of tickets are available for this all inclusive experience! The VIP Legacy ticket is for our distinguished guests who'd like to experience Chili Cook-off in the lap of luxury. Ticket holders will have a dedicated seating area, runners to bring drinks and chili, and a guaranteed tasting of all the finalist chilis and the opportunity to vote for your favorite for the Legacy Award winner. You will also receive our exclusive VIP swag bag. 
  • We're excited about the third year of our Queso competition. If you're interested in participating, email queso@texas.nyc for more information and requirements. 
  • Interested in volunteering? You're in luck! Heavily discounted tickets will be offered on a limited basis for anyone who is looking to assist with set-up and execution of the event.  Please email volunteer@texas.nyc for more information. 
  • Worried about rain? Don't be. The event space is designed to accommodate you rain or shine. 


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