The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 August 2005

One week from today

Tony Newcomb, legendary dealer in fine sportswear (last time I heard the name, I immediately thought, "Tony Newcomb shirts?" and yes, it was), is holding his 25th annual Chili and Moonlight Party next Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 4711 North Tulsa Avenue. And he's serious about the chili; there will be a full-fledged chili cookoff according to CASI rules. Add live music from the Fifties through the Seventies, and you've got one heck of a bash. (Bring blankets and chairs and coolers — no glass — for the concert.)

For more information, call 405 760-9263 or 405 232-0022.

Posted at 1:18 PM to City Scene

Sherry Newcomb who was married to him at the time was one of my first supervisors at SWBT.
I always suspected her disappearance at about the time his business really took of was because her second check was no longer required :)

Posted by: ms7168 at 10:16 AM on 21 August 2005

You really have to wonder if this is a common enough problem to warrant being explicitly spelled out in the cookoff rules:

G. PYROTECHNICS - No chili contestant may discharge firearms or use any pyrotechnics or explosives at a chili cookoff. Contestants discharging firearms and/or using explosives or other pyrotechnics will be disqualified from the chili cookoff.

Apparently so, though when I think "chili cookoff" I don't usually think "Kiss-style pyrotechnics show".

Posted by: Matt Navarre at 4:44 PM on 21 August 2005

Well, CASI originated in Texas, if that means anything.

Posted by: CGHill at 4:31 PM on 22 August 2005