Wes Slack reacts after the announcement he had won first place in the Judges Category of the chili cook-off during the Ocean Beach Street Fair on June 28. Slack, who also won for hottest chili, works at The Joint in OB and reportedly has no prior culinary experience. He represented himself and paid for his winning chili recipe out of his own pocket. Photo by Jim Grant
Face painting at Artists’ Alley.
Visitors check out the host of samplings at the chili cook-off contest.
A youngster finds a ride to sink his teeth into at the street fair.
A first-ever Ocean Beach Street Fair bikini contest puts contestants center stage.
Another estimated 70,000 visitors descended on Ocean Beach for the 35th annual OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival on June 28. Fun-loving guests took part in everything from the street fair and chili cook-off to adding their personal touches to the Ocean Beach community mural, absorbing the vibes of Artists’ Alley, soaking up the massive music lineups and just being kids in the children’s fun zone. Photos by Jim Grant