The Grace Church of Whitestone warmed up the souls and bellies of its community this past weekend with its second annual Whitestone Chili Cookoff.
Eight contestants competed for a trophy and a $50 gift card as part of a fundraiser for the church.
Taking first prize was Nancy Iron of Whitestone, above, mother of last year’s winner, Nick Iron, for her sweet beef & beans chili.
In second place, was James Curzio of Whitestone for his spicy German chili.
Tying for third was the Batshoff family of Bayside with their beef and bean chili and Frank Guan of Great Neck with his pork ribblack-bean sauce and Asian spices creation.