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5th Annual Half Acre Charitable Chili Cook-Off Benefiting The Arts of Life

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 8:30am

Compete, Eat, and Dance; All for a Great Cause!

The Arts of Life, a Chicagoland non-profit arts studio for adults with and without disabilities, will once again showcase the area’s best and tastiest chili at their 5th annual Half Acre Charitable Chili Cook-Off on November 2, 2013 starting at 5PM. Like the previous successful years, the cook-off will take place at 2010 W Carroll Ave and this year attendants should expect even more fun and yum!

Entrants from around the Chicagoland area will provide a variety of chilies in two different categories, vegetarian friendly and meat lovers. Serious bragging rights and prizes are at stake for the competitors! Guests can also partake in fresh beer, a gelato cool down, and a chance to win screen-printed chili cook-off swag. Jake Gold, who attended the 3rd annual Chili Cook-Off, says this annual event is “the integration of my three favorite activities... eating spicy and delicious foods, fundraising, and viewing epic music performances.  Please do come and rock out, stuff your face, and support a great cause!”

Chicago Afrobeat Project saxophonist Garrick Smith will be emceeing the festivities and  the esteemed judge’s panel, including Chuck Sudo from the Chicagoist, will have the difficult task of choosing this year’s top chili contenders.  Guests are invited to browse a special discounted priced exhibition of Arts of Life artwork including original screen prints, merch, and much more!   Come enjoy a live and energetic performance by Chrash and the mood setting music provided by our own local Chicago-based bluegrass band The Kodiak Farm Boys.

Tickets for the chili cook-off are now on sale for $10 and will be available at the door for $15. All proceeds go directly to supporting The Arts of Life, which is celebrating thirteen years of empowering people to create an amazing artistic and personal vision for their community. So, not only will attendants enjoy an evening of locally made treats, they will also support an invaluable organization.

Kelli Becker
312-829-2787 ext 14