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Come Out St. Pete announces the return of the Grand Central District
Chili Cook-Off Set to Ignite Taste Buds.

Get ready to spice up your weekend at the return of the Grand Central District Chili Cook-Off! Bringing together the finest chili chefs St. Pete's has to offer, this sizzling event promises a feast for the senses and a celebration of culinary creativity that'll leave your taste buds tingling! Whether you're a seasoned chili aficionado or simply looking to set your palate ablaze, mark your calendars for Sunday, March 10th, and join us for a chili extravaganza like no other.

Sponsored by Come Out St. Pete, the Grand Central District Chili Cook-Off will be hosted by Studio Public House at 2950 Central Ave and 30th Street in the heart of the vibrant Grand Central District. The event invites participants and spectators alike to indulge in a day of fiery flavors and fierce competition. With DJ Jayson Chancey enhancing your appetite by spinning spicy mixes to set the mood, it's an event that promises to be as hot as the chili itself.

Local chefs and chili enthusiasts will bring the heat as they showcase their culinary prowess in a battle for the title of Grand Central District Chili Champion. From lip-searing classics to bold, innovative concoctions that push the boundaries of flavor, there's something to satisfy every level of heat seeker at this cook-off.

"We're fired up to bring the community together for another year of chili-centric festivities," said Chris Jones, Board Chair of Come Out St. Pete. "This event is not only a celebration of culinary talent but also a testament to the vibrant spirit of our welcoming diverse community. St. Pete's welcoming diverse community makes events like these truly special. Whether you're competing or simply joining us to sample some mouthwatering chili, we guarantee a day filled with flavor, fun, and fond memories."

There's still time to register your famous chili and join the fiery competition! Don't miss your chance to claim your cash prize and bragging rights! Visit to secure your spot and show off your spice!

In addition to the main chili competition, attendees can look forward to:

Chili Tasting: Sample an array of mouthwatering chili recipes and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award.

DJ Jayson Chancey: Groove to the rhythm of DJ Jayson Chancey's fiery mixes as he sets the mood for the day's festivities.

Entertainment: Enjoy a spectacular performance by our esteemed Mr. and Miss Come Out St. Pete: Silver Foxx, and Veronica Vixen, adding an extra touch of sizzle and glamour to the event.

Outdoor Bar: Quench your thirst with local and imported beer, wine, and seltzers available at our outdoor bar.

Art Vendors: Explore unique artwork from local artists and add a creative touch to your day.

Caricature Artist: Get a hilarious caricature drawn of yourself or your friends as a memorable keepsake.

Studio Raffle Prizes: Don't miss your chance to win fantastic prizes in our Studio raffle.

For more information and updates, visit
Grand Central District Chili Cook-Off

DATE & TIME: Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 11am to 4pm


LOCATION: Studio Public House, 2950 Central Ave & 30th Street, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 (Directions/Map)

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