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Chili creators face off during Whitestone competition

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Steve Adinolfsi from Bagocue barbeque restaurant in Bellerose dishes out a container of chorizo chili. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Chefs Claudia Holtz (l.) and Eric Rosen jokingly duke it out. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Nicholas Irons, who organized the event, holds the first-place trophy for his five-meat chili. Photo by Christina Santucci
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The Sheehan family of Whitestone (l.-r.) Sofia, Maggie, Peter, Mike, Michael, Marisa and Faith made "Franknchili."
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Margaret Reis snacks on her competitor’s offerings. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Marisa and Faith Sheehan take time to play cards between customer visits. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Nicholas Irons stands beside his wife, Rachel. Irons said he was inspired by chili cook-offs in Ithaca. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Claudia Holtz dishes up a vegetarian chili. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Three generations of Galbraith men, including young Bobby (front) held by his mother Beth, were in attendance to cheer on "Bobby's Buckin Chili." Photo by Christina Santucci
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Mike Sheehan of Whitestone holds the sign for his "Franknchili." Photo by Christina Santucci
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A version called, “Joanna’s 5-Beach Chili Dream” was available as part of five samples for $5 deal. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Margaret Reis was one of the 10 chili competitors. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Bryan Koziowski stands beside his batch of chili as his wife Joanna and son Lukas look on. Photo by Christina Santucci

Ten teams prepared their most savory chili and battled for votes during a recent chili cook-off at Grace Episcopal Church in Whitestone.

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