Who makes the best meatballs in the Falls?

A Central New York winter is famous (infamous?) for more than just slick roads and cancelled school days. It's when outdoor summer grillers become indoor competitive chefs almost on a weekly basis.

Tom Benedict, owner of the Red Rooster Pub in Skaneateles Falls wanted a contest offering something a little different, "Who makes the best, ahem, meatballs in the Falls?" Tom asks. "Anyone who owns a crock-pot makes a decent chili, but how about a meatball competition?"

On Sunday, Jan. 16, The Red Rooster Pub will host the 1st Annual Meatball Cook-off. For an entry fee of $10, anyone can enter with prizes and prestige going to the chef judged to have the best, ah, meatballs. If cooking isn't on your resume but eating is, a $5 sampling fee will get you access to all entries.

The feasting begins at 1 p.m. with door prizes and raffles throughout the afternoon. Proceeds will benefit the Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Department.

For more information and to enter, stop by the Pub at 4618 Jordan Road or call 685-2326.

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