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Chili Cook-Off 2021

23rd Annual Chili Cook-Off ~ Socially Distant & Delicious

Feb. 12-28, 2021

Downtown Ithaca restaurants/takeout will be available, too. This year Chili Cook-Off will be a bit different. Instead of hosting this foodie event on the Commons, participating restaurants will offer their chili and chili inspired items in the restaurants for a 10-period.

Chili Cook-Off will feature dozens of chilis prepared by multiple restaurants from across the region as the restaurants compete for the titles of Best Meat/Overall Chili, Best Vegetarian/Vegan Chili, and People’s Choice Chili.

We'll have more information available soon at



Just announced: Boogie For The State

FREE Virtual Event
Sunday, February 28 at 7 pm

“BOOGIE for the State – A Virtual Shakedown” will feature performances from Plastic Nebraska, Sim Redmond Band, Johnny Dowd, Maddy & Suave (Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots), Mary Lorson & Billy Cote (Madder Rose), Common Railers, The Small Kings, The Rungs, Janet Batch, The Sutras, Don Bazley, and The Moles.

Donations will be encouraged throughout the concert and all proceeds will help support the participating artists while also sustaining the not-for-profit State Theatre of Ithaca, as their doors have remained closed since March 2020. For more information, visit



The GreenHouse Cafe and Cocktail Lounge now open

320 E. State Street, across from Center Ithaca

Stop by the new The GreenHouse Cafe and Cocktail Lounge, where you'll find a variety of appetizers, gourmet sandwiches, specialty drinks, and more. Takeout is available. More information is available at

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