Chili Lovers Pack Downtown Buffalo

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 11, 2010 at 7:37 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 11, 2010 at 7:37 PM EDT

Chili lovers flocked to D'arcy McGee's in downtown Buffalo on Sunday for the first annual Buffalo Chili Fest. Chefs from more than 20 restaurants in Western New York served up many different types of chili and the crowd got to vote on which ones they liked best.

The five dollar admission fee goes to help People Inc., a non-profit human services agency.

"It's more of a festival than a chili cookoff," says Jim Breidenstein, one of the organizers. "A lot of chili cookoffs are real intense, people want to win a prize. This isn't so much about winning a prize but celebrating chili, celebrating a good time, having folks come out and sample different restaurants."