Chili and beer draws sold-out crowd to Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s first Chili Cook-off brought a sold out crowd to the brewery’s Peconic tasting room Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. held its first North Fork Chili Cook-Off Sunday afternoon at its Peconic location. 

Hundreds attended the sold-out event, sampling chili from eight local restaurants: 1943 Pizza Bar, American Beech, Ammirati’s, Crazy Beans, Grace & Grit, Love Lane Kitchen, Little Creek Oyster Farm and The North Fork Shack.

Little Creek Oyster Farm’s Ian Wile took first place with his Puerta Verde Chile made with pork, hatch green chilis, tomatillos and GHB’s Anti-Freeze brew.

American Beech was the runner up and Crazy Beans came in third place.

The contest was judged by North Fork chef and columnist John Ross, Chef Noah Schwartz of Noah’s Restaurant in Greenport, acclaimed NYC chef and restauranteur Andrew Carmellini, NYC executive beverage director Josh Nadel and Heather Suter, proprietor of Greenport Fire Hot Sauces.

It was standing room only Sunday.

It was standing room only at the chili cook-off.

The crew from Crazy Beans.

Glowing chili neckwear helped set the festive mood.

Steve Ammirati and Chewey Milagros of Ammirati’s on Love Lane.

Judges John Ross, Noah Schwartz, Andrew Carmellini, Josh Nadel and Heather Suter had a tough job Sunday.

Samy Sabil and Ryan Flatley of The North Fork Shack.

1943 Pizza Bar’s Jonathan Shearman.

Alex Vinash and Kyle Romeo of American Beech.

Art and Nicole Fiedler of Love Lane Kitchen.

Jennilee Morris and Stephanie Coleman of Grace & Grit.

Enjoying the chili tasting.

Julianna Witczak,7, of Cutchogue enjoys the chili.

Cook-off champion Ian Wile of Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market.

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