Food / Holidays and Celebrations / Phil

Ashley’s Chili Cook Off Birthday Party

We celebrated Ashley’s 27th birthday on Saturday by hosting Utopia’s first and only chili cook off. There were seven entries, each with distinct flavors and characteristics ranging from good old fashion American, Texan, Sichuan, Indonesian, veggie, Guinness stew/chili and our chili with strong hints of chocolate. Everyone in attendance was provided a ballot and asked … Continue reading

Ashley / Holidays and Celebrations

Chinese New Year Chengdu – Part II: Decorating

As promised, we continue today with day 2 of our informative series on New Year’s in Chengdu. Today we tackle a very important part of any holiday – decoration. It’s always interesting to see what people choose to decorate their houses and apartments with for any given holiday. I’m sure that decorations used for Christmas … Continue reading