Hundreds of chili lovers and about 20 chili-cooking teams flocked to Mitchell Park on July 4 for the 27th annual City of Palo Alto Chili Cook-off and Summer Festival.
Winning teams included the Palo Alto Firefighters (People's Choice), Lounge Lizard Chili (Judges' Best Overall), Top Gun Chili (Curtis Berger Spirit Award), Chili Penguins (Vegetarian), Elmo and the Old Quackers (Open Category), and Chiligan's Island (Best Decorated Booth).
Judges included city officials and community volunteers.
Videography and interviews by Darlene Bouchard. Video edited by Jocelyn Dong.