Moonshine is calling all chili aficionados and mighty wielders of the ladle for Wicker Park’s favorite fall event at Moonshine! We’re looking for participants to take part in our FOURTH ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF to compete for the coveted golden ladle and over $1,000 in cash and prizes for the best of the best! Got that magic touch? How about a recipe that will blow the minds off the judges and fans alike? Put your slow cooker to the test and join us for this can’t miss event!
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WICKER PARK TO WARM UP AND BEAR DOWN FOR CHILI COOK-OFF
It’s culinary school vs. momma’s recipe. White table cloth vs. plastic. Vegetarian vs. meat lovers…and chili is the muse! On Sunday, November 11th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Chicago’s best chili cooks will congregate in Moonshine Brewing Company’s parking lot (1824 W Division) for another crazy cook-off and tailgate party. In the tradition of Moonshine’s long-running “Rib-a-Que Smokeout,” the 4th Annual “Warm Up & Bear Down Chili Cook-Off” features up to 16 pro and amateurs competing for the Gilded Ladle trophy and a bowl full of cash – as voted on by the public. An added bonus has been added this year, as the winning chili will be featured on Moonshine’s permanent menu (with company name and logo) for at least one month following the event!
In anticipation of the prime time show-down between the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans that evening (7:20 pm start), Moonshine will transform their backyard into the biggest tailgating party outside Soldier Field. Game action will be featured inside all day long on their wall-to-wall high def big screens and state-of-the-art sound system, and for those lucky sun-of-a-guns with Bears tickets, party buses to and from the game will be on-site!
To help extinguish that blistering chili heat, Moonshine’s head brewer JD McCormick will be serving up ice-cold handcrafted brews for $5 a pint. Other specials include: Moonshine’s famous Bloody Mary Bar available from 10am to 5pm, $4 Tullamore Dew (Rocks, Neat & Tall Charges Will be Applied), and $4 Coors Light 22oz. Drafts | $10 Pitchers.
About the Judging and Contestants :
Judged by the people, contestants are encouraged to invite their friends to offer friendly weighting to the audience vote! First prize wins $500 cash, the Gilded Ladle trophy and Moonshine menu placement for one month, second prize gets $250 cash, and third prize gets $100 cash.
Contestants will be announced in subsequent release. For those interested in participating and/or sponsorship, contact Greg Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Tickets and Admission
In advance: $5 with warm coat donation, $10 with no coat, $5 for roundtrip shuttle to/from Soldier Field.
At door: $10 with warm coat donation, $15 with no coat, $10 for roundtrip shuttle to/from Soldier Field.
*Advance tickets sold through Ticketweb.com.
**Admission grants unlimited chili tastes, or at least until the pots run dry!