True Blood Composer Nathan Barr Scores Third Place in Chili Cook Off

February 20, 2010 by  

Most of us know Nathan Barr as the award-winning musical composer for True Blood.  But did you know that he can also compose award-winning chili?

On Valentine Day’s weekend, 2010, Nathan Barr attended the Mackinac Island 17th Annual Chili Cook OffNathan and several of his friends from Los Angeles, have been flying in to Mackinac Island in northern Michigan for the past six seasons to enter their chili for the annual cook-off which draws in some of the greatest chili makers in the entire country. This year’s contest was the largest ever, according to contest officials.

Nathan Barr’s chili, which he calls, “The Headsmacker” came in third place. The name of Nathan’s chili came after an incident he had with a local chili legend, Big Ray.  Apparently, after an evening of socialization between the legend and the composer, Big Ray stumbled and smacked his head.  Nathan felt it only appropriate to name his new chili after a memorable Big Ray moment.

Nathan Barr’s chili was the first one to run out in the competition and was described in the following way,

“Their chili was really traditional in the southwestern way…shredded beef, brown chili sauce, absolutely tender, delicious and what one would find in southwest America. Great flavor and texture.”

Sounds absolutely delicious and mouth-watering.  As reported many loved it and it would have scored more points perhaps if they didn’t run out and had more to go around for sampling.

Nathan Barr’s chili exploits are just another fine example of the many talents of True Blood’s cast and crew.

SOURCE:  Mackinac Island Blog

Photo credit:  nathanbarr.com

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