So, it might not feel like comfort food season because of the insanely unseasonably warm weather over the past week, but it is indeed the middle of autumn and the chili pots are full at the JBJ Soul Kitchen in Toms River for the charity restaurant's 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off.

Every year, Jon Bon Jovi's charity restaurant features chili recipes from local first responders, and while things are a little different this year because of COVID-related restrictions, the tradition is still going strong.

So far, the Hooper Ave restaurant has featured chili recipes from the Tinton Falls EMS, Toms River Fire Department, and last years winners, the New Jersey State Police.

Starting on Tuesday, they'll be dishing out chili from the Island Heights First Aid Squad, dubbed "Dr. Peppers" which will be featured until Saturday, November 14th.

If you want to sample the goods, the JBJ Soul Kitchen in Toms River is open for both curbside pickup and outdoor dining (hey, why not enjoy some outdoor dining while we've still got this bonus summer-like weather?).

The 2020 edition of the JBJ Soul Kitchen Chili Cook-Off is the 6th annual contest, which highlights chili recipes from local first responder squads.

Last year, the New Jersey State Police's "Bad Medicine" chili edged out Toms River Fire Company No. 1's "The Boys on the Hill" recipe, so this year the hometown fire department will be looking to make a statement and bring the trophy home to Toms River.

You can get all the details about the JBJ Soul Kitchen 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off, including ordering online, by clicking here.

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