Warm up tomorrow, January 30, during Chili Fest at New York City’s Chelsea Market where you’ll feast on enough chili to satisfy your every craving.
Navigate your way through the market from 4-8 p.m. sampling chilis from over 20 of NYC’s best restaurants and chefs (see list below). Cheer on your favorite chef as all participating chefs are competing for the Golden Chili Mug 2011 title, and a $2,000 cash prize.
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats will be supplying all the chefs with 100% dry-aged, locally-raised beef from Wrighteous Organics in Schoharie, NY, as the base for their chili, providing a level playing field for the competition. A panel of industry celebrity judges will taste their way through the offerings and determine the 2011 chili champ.
Brooklyn Brewery will also be matching four of their favorite chili-friendly beers for the event and serving them in the Brooklyn Brewery Beer Hall (ID is required for entrance).
A portion of the ticket proceeds for the event will go to Food Systems NYC in support of their effort to build a just and vibrant regional food and farm economy, which promotes human and environmental health, and prevents hunger.
Live musical performances from local bands The Dixons, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, and The Ebony Hillbillies will run through the event.
Chili tickets are $30 online prior to the event ($35 at the door) and guests get all the chili and live music they can handle. Chili+Beer tickets are $40 ($45 at the door) and gives guests access to the Brooklyn Brewery Beer Garden and all its beers, not to mention all the chili and live music they can handle.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit chilifest2011.com.
Competing Restaurants (subject to change):
Bark Hot Dogs
Blue Ribbon Bakery
Char No. 4
The Green Table
Jimmy’s No. 43
Northern Spy Food Co.
TV Food Network Test Kitchen
Vinegar Hill House