This past Sunday, thousands of Milwaukeeans flocked to the MSOE Kern Center for WMSE’s 18th annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser. Several hours later, they all went home and found a nice place to curl up and think about what they had done. But seriously: the 2020 installment of the radio station’s ever-popular and awesome chili blowout was another one for the books, featuring more than 50 Milwaukee restaurants, cafes, and caterers serving up a cavalcade of chili samples to the masses. Live music from Long Line Riders, chili pepper races, and Lakefront beer once again rounded out the fun.

So who were the big winners? Glad you asked. Per WMSE:

Best Meat: Kettle Range Meat Co. (third year in a row)
Runners-up: Vanguard, The Bay

Best Veggie: Strange Town and Good Harvest Market (tie)
Runners-up: Beans & Barley, Balzac Wine Bar

Best Heat: Lakefront Brewery (third year in a row)
Runners-up: Good Harvest Market, Café Corazon

Most Unique: DanDan (third year in a row)
Runners-up: Transfer Pizzeria Café, Old German Beer Hall

Best Display: Lakefront Brewery (second year in a row)
Runners-up: Beans & Barley, Odd Duck

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