DC Area Cookoffs?
I just finished reading Cathy Erway's Art of Eating In and was intrigued by the food cook off 'scene' she describes in Brooklyn/the greater NYC area. I know DC has the chili cook off and the barbecue cook off, but I don't think I've encountered any of the smaller sort of amateur competions she mentions. Do these exist in the DC area? What is the best place to learn about them?