CTBelieve in Your Sandwich: How to Submit Your Own CTB Sandwich

On my walk home from class, I stumbled upon a popular hotspot: Collegetown Bagels. From the freshly baked bagels to the artsy chalkboard decor, I found myself in awe — yet, one thing instantly grabbed my attention. I discovered that each and every unique sandwich name had been submitted by local students. In this moment, I realized that not only had I found my new hangout, but I was also about to unearth my claim to fame.

39 vendors competed in the 18th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off on Saturday.

Netflix and Chili?: The 18th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the 18th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-off and eat some truly memorable chili. Of the 39 competitors vying for the title of best chili, some submitted both vegetarian and meat options and some even provided drinks or sweets as palate cleansers. Though I wasn’t able to check out all 39 stands, I’ve included thoughts on the 11 stands I did sample.

Meet the Man Behind CTB

Most people know Collegetown Bagels as a popular spot off-campus to grab a bite to eat, but few know the man behind the business: Gregar Brous.