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Cumin Out! Chili Cook-Off Promises to Spice Up Your Weekend

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:30pm


Contact: Sara Bemer

(312) 829-2787

Cumin Out!

Chili Cook-Off Promises to Spice Up Your Weekend

Are you a chili connoisseur? A Lagunitas lover? Find your happy place at The Arts of Life’s 9th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, November 4th! Put your tastebuds to the test and try all the chili you can eat, with options for both vegetarians and meat lovers.

Enjoy refreshing cold beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company, a gelato cool down from Black Dog Gelato, and a chance to win exciting prizes. Finally, a night where you can drown your World Series sized sorrows with chili, gelato and beer!

Rock out to live performances by The Arts of Life Band and Chrash. Feeling lucky? Guests can enter a 50/50 drawing, hosted by the roller derby stars of the Windy City Rollers.

This year’s event features an all-star line-up of judgesincluding Doug Sohn (Hot Doug’s), Daniel Gerzina (Eater Chicago), Diane Honeyman (Windy City Cafe), Sabina Ott (Terrain Exhibitions Founder) and Kate McKenna (West Town Chamber of Commerce). James VanOsdol from 97.9 The Loop, 101WKQX, and the Car Con Carne Podcast will be serving as emcee of the feeding frenzy.  

All proceeds go directly to supporting The Arts of Life, a nonprofit arts program for adults with developmental disabilities. In addition to enjoying an evening of treats and eats, you will also support a valuable Chicago nonprofit!

When: Saturday, November 4th from 5-8pm

Where: The Arts of Life, 2010 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Cost: Online advance general admission tickets are $20. At-the-door general admission tickets $25.




The Arts of Life is people, with and without disabilities, creating an artistic culture to realize their full potential.  Opened in 2000, The Arts of Life was the first program in Chicago to provide employment in the arts for adults with developmental disabilities. The studio serves as both an alternative day program and creative epicenter for its artists. Funded partly by the Department of Human Services, The Arts of Life also greatly depends on fundraising efforts and grants to sustain its program.


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Special thanks to our sponsors: Mitchell Group, West Town Chamber of Commerce, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Black Dog Gelato, Direction Printworks, Essentia Water, Cindy and Greg Hunt


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