Quinlan’s Perfect Blend of Flavor and Fire Wins ‘Firm’s Best Chili’ Competition13 Jan 2006, Posted by Events in
Christina Quinlan, a native of Olathe, Kansas, whose spicy, flavor-filled red chili earned rave reviews from the judges for its exceptional depth and richly blended character, won top honor as “Firm’s Best Chili for 2006” in Sterling Barnett Little, Inc.’s First Annual unofficial, unsanctioned, unauthorized and unapproved chili cook off, organized by Robert W. “Bob” Weaver, AIA. The win also earns Quinlan the exclusive bragging rights to be deemed as the best chili cook within the firm. Held in the office of Sterling Barnett Little, Inc. on Friday, January 13, competition cooks spent countless hours adjusting and agonizing over seasonings and ingredients in their quest for the winning edge – that perfect blend of meat, spices and sauce that would grab the judges’ attention and not let go. Quinlan’s “Little Goat and Bean Chili” winning recipe took the Grand Prize title in a closely matched competition that included some five award-winning cooks from within SBL. B. Tate Selby was awarded Second Prize for his “Taco Salad Chili – The Sequel”, and Billye Williams, Bob Weaver, Lisa Nisbet, and Nancy DuCasse all received Honorable Mentions for their gourmet recipes. Laura Wilson, RID received special recognition for her outstanding homemade cookies, and countless others for providing cheese, crackers, potato chips, etc.