Well, slap our ass and call us Sally*! It's time once again for the Mercury's Chili Jamboree—the annual day-long food fest in which the city's best chefs compete in a mouth-waterin' chili cookoff... paired with foot-stompin' country music! Even better? Not only will this chili be prepared with locally sourced meats from our good friends at Nicky USA, our chefs are gonna give YOU a taste of every single one! Shit, friend, that possom's on the stump!

Here's who we've got fixin' vittles this year:

Gregory Gourdet (Departure) Han Hwang (Kim Jong Grillin') Jin Soo Yang (Bamboo Sushi) BJ Smith (Smokehouse 21) Nick Zukin (Mi Mero Mole) Anh Luu (Tapalaya) Maya Lovelace (Mae) Patrick McKee (Common Law) Rick Gencarelli (Lardo) Brian Spangler (Apizza Scholls)

Where is this gut-bustin' party, you ask? White Owl Social Club (1305 SE 8th)!

When? Sunday, November 8, 1-7 pm

How much will this set you back? A MERE $15 ($25 at the door)

PLUS! Denver, Portland Country Underground, and Tender Love & Care will be playing tunes sweeter than a sugar boat on a honey sea. So come on down, scoot those boots to some fine country music, wet your whistle on some tasty, tasty Jim Beam and Widmer Brothers beers, and eat until your eyes are bigger than your belly!

But listen up! You better get them tickets NOW at merctickets.com because this humdinger of a chili hoedown always sells out!

Don't miss the Mercury's Chili Jamboree!

"Oooooo-WEEE! That's some mighty fine chili!"

*Please don't actually do that.