Second Annual Gay Chili Cook-Off Promises To Be A Spicy Good Time

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Penny Johnson is having a party and says you and your fabulous cowboys and cowgirls are invited. This Sunday, join her for a country good ole time at the second annual Gay Chili Cook-Off.  All the fun and madness will go down at her venue, Penny’s at the Duke, a bar occupying the former Duke Lounge off Dixie Highway.

Johnson took over the Duke Lounge and renovated it, making it the only lesbian owned bar in Lake Worth.

As the event name suggests, there will be chili, lots of soulful comforting goodness to fill up your bowl. Attendees can vote for their favorite chili or take the reins as the chef and vie for a chance to win the next Top Chili Chef Award. Now that’s a spoonful.

This happening is a prime reason to dust off your cowboy boots or perhaps buy a pair. Be sure to hit the dance floor for some line dancing action. Don’t be shy. DJ Q will spin country tunes to get those feet moving.

A five-dollar cover is suggested to attend. All proceeds will benefit Compass Youth Group, an organization that supports LGBTQ kids and teens ages 6 to 17 years old. Headquartered in Lake Worth, Compass offers a youth a center to hang out in, work on homework, and meet new people in a safe environment.

Last year’s event raised $3,000 for the Compass Youth Group. Cooks are from area venues such as H.G. Rooster’s, The Mad Hatter, and various LGBT and straight allied community groups.

The second annual Gay Chili Cook-Off takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Penny’s at the Duke, 902 N. Dixie Highway, Lantana.

Visit Facebook.com/PennysAtTheDuke or call 561-318-7359. Cover is $5 a suggested donation.


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