Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

12th Annual “Some Like it Hot” Chili Cook-off

February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


February 1, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Harvard Square Business Association


Cambridge, MA 02138 United States + Google Map
Saturday, February 1st, 2020  1pm – 2:30pm
Brattle Plaza


The renowned 12th Annual ‘Some Like it Hot’ Chili Cook-off returns to Harvard Square on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 – a precursor to the Super Bowl!  Join us for this festive, fun and FREE outdoor event!  It’s going to a ‘balmy’ 45 degrees and eating chili is a delicious way to the warm the senses and your body!

Sample chili from Harvard Square’s HOTTEST restaurants between 1:00pm – 2:30pm on Brattle Street (in front of Bluestone Lane, 27 Brattle Street).  Taste them all and vote for your favorite!  The restaurant with the most votes will be presented with the highly coveted Harvard Square Chili Pot!



Businesses making batches of chili for you to enjoy include:

The Beat Brew Hall
El Jefe’s Taqueria
Felipe’s Taqueria
Grendel’s Den
The Sinclair

While you are there, enjoy Harvard Square’s favorites, Grooversity, as they pump up the crowd with their infectious and heart-stopping percussion combining Brazilian grooves like Samba and Axe with Funk, Rock, Jazz and Hip Hop.



Say hello to our judges!


Sarah Turner, First Republic Bank


Hannah Grube, Longy School of Music


Hanson Koota, 2x Williams College Chili Champ/Cambridge Resident


Brian Caine, Chili Connoisseur/Cambridge Resident


Daniel Roughan, Harvard Square Restaurateur



For more information about this event and all other events in Harvard Square, please visit harvardsquare.com