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Buffalo’s Lake Effect Furies Holding Annual Chili Cook-off

Want to get to know Buffalo’s premier skaters a bit better? Come meet the team up close and personal at the team’s annual chili cook-off fundraiser on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The Lake Effect Furies are known as Buffalo’s internationally ranked all-star travel roller derby team, which means that these are the gals that are our representing this city on the road.

Yes, The Furies are hot. And that’s why they want to sample some of the best chili recipes in the region. Whether you’re up for making your own fiery batch of chili, or you simply want to join in on the sampling, everyone is welcome to attend the cook off coming up at Appliance Associates of Buffalo (200 Amherst Street, Buffalo) from 6:30-10:30 pm.

The Appliance Associates of Buffalo venue is just as hot as some of the chilis that will be served up. The industrial warehouse, stocked with some of the most sought after appliances in the kitchen world, is the perfect spot for just such a bout.

Buffalo’s Lake Effect Furies Holding Annual Chili Cook-off

Best Overall Chili – Trophy, Furies T-Shirt and 2 tickets to next Furies Home Bout
Meat Lovers – Trophy and 2 tickets to next Furies Home Bout
Veggie Delight – Trophy and 2 tickets to next Furies Home Bout

Lake Effect Furies | Saturday, February 7, 2015 | Annual Chili Cook Off | Tickets are $10 and include tastings of all of the chili. Beer and 50/50 raffle available

*The Furies will be opening their home season in March at the Queen City Roller Girls new home, Buffalo RiverWorks, a new multi-purpose venue located at 359 Ganson St. in downtown Buffalo. Full details regarding game times, pricing, and ticket availability will be released soon – visit for the latest details.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 – Roc City (Rochester, NY) vs Lake Effect Furies
Saturday, March 21, 2015 – DC Rollergirls (Washington, DC) vs Lake Effect Furies
Saturday, April 18, 2015 – Steel City (Pittsburgh, PA) vs Lake Effect Furies
Saturday, June 27, 2015 – To be determined vs Lake Effect Furies

The Furies just completed their most successful season to date, finishing 5th at the 2014 WFTDA Division 2 Playoffs in Kitchener, ON in August 2014. They are currently ranked 36th in the world (of 225) in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association rankings.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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