CHARLESTON, W.Va. --
Coffee shop in Capitol Market
A new coffee shop is opening later this month in Capitol Market.
Joe Dangerfield, owner of Musical Grounds European Coffeehouse in Fayetteville, is expanding his coffee shop business.
Opus 2 Café will be inside the market near Holl's Chocolates and will offer coffee, tea, smoothies, hot chocolate in addition to homemade (from scratch) muffins, bagels, quiche, soups and sandwiches.
Organizers hope the Wagging Tails Chili Challenge will heat up St. Albans from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 16.
The inaugural chili cook-off in Olde Main Plaza is a fundraiser for Dog Bless, a local dog rescue group that serves the Kanawha Valley. The cooking competition is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and co-sponsored by St. Albans Riverfest and the City of St. Albans.
Under a new ICS category, any combination of ingredients is permitted in the homestyle chili category.
Chili sampling tickets are two for $1. The public can vote for their favorite for the People's Choice award. The top cooking prize is $500 and a trophy. The awards ceremony will take place in the historic Alban Theater.
The winner automatically qualifies to cook in the 2014 ICS World Championship homestyle chili cookoff.
Competition chili to be judged for the chance to qualify for the World Championship must be cooked on site, per ICS rules. People's Choice chili for public sampling may be made ahead of time and brought to the event.
Tents, tables and chairs will be provided to competitors free of charge. There is no fee to register to cook but competitors must be members of the ICS Homestyle Division, which costs $20 for a one-year membership, payable at the event.