Dining With Denise Neil

Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff is Saturday

I’m not sure what I like most about the Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff most years, but I do this year.

I most like that my editor let the lead of my story slide.

“Locate your pants with the elastic waistband and bust out the Beano: It's time to eat chili in Wichita.” (I must confess that I was inspired by this year’s, ahem, posters.)

The annual event is on Saturday will fill several downtown blocks in Wichita with chili cookers, chili tasters and all sorts of wacky contests, including a pepper eating contest. Read my story, which will be published in tomorrow’s Go section, and plan your chili approach for Saturday.