LSU hosts chili cook-off at Parker Coliseum

Organizers expected more than 3,000 people to attend the eighth annual Louisiana Regional and State Chili Cook-Off in front of Parker Coliseum at LSU on Saturday and Sunday. Event Chairman Eric Miller said 67 cooks from across the country are competing in four chili categories — red chili, chili verde, homestyle and salsa. The competition is a fundraising event for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Visitors can buy tickets for tastings and vote for the People’s Choice winner, Miller said. There are also celebrity judges.