Photos: Arlington Democrats Chili Cook-off and Pie-Eating Contest

by ARLnow.com September 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm 4,648 19 Comments

The Arlington County Democratic Committee held its annual Labor Day chili cook-off on Monday.

This year’s event, which was attended by dozens of local Democrats and many of Arlington’s elected officials, included a pie-eating contest.

A number of local Democratic notables participated in a eating contest, which challenged competitors to finish a pie as quickly as possible, without using their hands. Rep. Moran’s son, Patrick, won a decisive victory, followed by Paul Holland in second place and Ben Tribbett in third place.

A panel of judges chose Sheriff Beth Arthur’s “Jailhouse Chili” as the best of the 14 chili entries, but a “popular vote” of attendees resulted in Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy’s “Taxes Chili with a Caribbean Twist” being named the “top of the ticket.” Among the runners-up in the popular vote were Del. Patrick Hope’s “Hope for the Best” chili, the Rep. Jim Moran “Victory 2012” chili, and Arlington School Board candidate Noah Simon’s “School House Rock” chili.

Other attendees at the event included 2013 Virginia lieutenant governor candidate Aneesh Chopra, state Senator Barbara Favola, County Board member Chris Zimmerman, School Board Chair Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez, Clerk of the Circuit Court Paul Ferguson, and ACDC Chairman Mike Lieberman.

  • GC2

    Ha Ha – Attended by Dozens – consistent with the diminishing excitement held for the Democratic party.

    • Listen to this guy! You and I together can help take any all rights for women in the U.S. How about it? GOD BLESS ‘MERICA! ME AND YOU, BUDDY!

      • malaka

        how fast was your marathon time again?

  • Chris M.

    Michelle Obama is not amused: http://bit.ly/NOSgs7.

  • Mary-Austin

    Wow, Ben Tribbett did a lot better at eating pie than I would have thought!

    • drax

      And he didn’t even use his hands or fingers.

  • nunya

    hopefully that pie eating contest didnt end up like the scene from Stand By Me

    • SomeGuy

      Why would you hope against that?

  • Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Looks like a lot of fun. Sorry I missed it!

    • that’s what she said

      My God! You’re here!

  • Hollywood

    Those pies, they didn’t eat those. Somebody else did that.

    • drax


    • 1RLI

      HA! Good one.

    • Froyolover

      to be fair, could they have eaten the pies without roads to get there? Oh wait its arlington. without metro stops and bike lanes to get there?

  • Drunk_IrishChick

    Did they go to RiRa aferwards?

  • Arlingtron

    Should be a pie cook-off and chili eating contest.

  • kj

    “Jailhouse Chili”? Does it come with a tossed salad?

  • YTK

    Better Pie on the face than Egg on the face

    • Arlingtonian

      Or foot in the mouth.


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