Guys, chili season has officially arrived! At least at HipCityVeg: As of today, the restaurant’s über-popular vegan chili—loaded with a drool-worthy medley of quinoa, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, fire-roasted tomatoes and corn tortilla strips—is officially back on the menu. And in case you couldn’t tell by that description, it is basically perfection in a to-go bowl.
The Cambridge is getting set to hold its second annual chili cook off. The event takes place on Sunday, November 10th at 3 p.m. and the South Street bar is still looking for a few more contestants who want to compete for the title, “Best Chili in Philly.”
Guests get to sample as much chili as they like and vote for their favorite. The Cambridge will also have more than ten pumpkin beers on tap.
The competition will be held in the outdoor courtyard, so dress accordingly.
Contestants may sign up by emailing their contact info to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HipCityVeg has recently added some new warm offerings for winter. New to the menu are:
Cream of Zucchini
Simple and delicious topped with crispy leeks
Organic quinoa, kidney, pinto and black beans
fire roasted tomatoes
corn tortilla strips
Dutch processed cocoa, organic soy milk
topped with a coconut whipped cream
HipCityVeg [Official Site]
Calling all lovers of chili both hot and mild: this Sunday, November 4, The Cambridge is hosting their first ever free chili cook off tasting. Fifteen local contestants will compete to earn the title of Best Chili. Guests will vote for their favorite recipes and prizes will be awarded to the top (chili) dogs.
Beginning at 2 p.m., the tasting will be accompanied with over 17 seasonal beers on tap, as well as live entertainment from Petticoat Tea Room at 5 p.m.
Greensgrow Farms will be holding their 5th Annual Subaru Fall Festival on October 6th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the day’s festivities include their yearly Chili Competition. Rain or shine contestants’ best secret chili recipes will go head-to-head during the tasting from 1-3 p.m. Entries can be beef, chicken, vegan, vegetarian, bean, no-bean – pretty much any way you want ‘em – and must be submitted (fully cooked) by 11 a.m. on the day of the festival. To enter you must register here by October 2.
This year the judges will be the festival public. Event attendees can pay $5 for a Subaru Fall Festival tasting mug and the chance to taste the competitors’ recipes. Ballots will be cast and the winner will be revealed at 3:45 p.m. The grand prize is a $200 Greensgrow gift card and the second prize will be The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook and a year’s subscription to Organic Gardening Magazine. The third prize winner will receive a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.
Greensgrow’s Fall Festival will otherwise be filled with craft and harvesting demonstrations, cider pressing, face painting, craft vendors, and opportunities to visit the farm’s animals. Food vendors like Little Baby’s and Local 215 will be on hand and George Sabatino of Stateside will do a tasting and demonstration from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Greensgrow Farm 5th Annual Subaru Fall Festival [Official Site]
Assuming that you probably wouldn’t have a moment to read this between gorging yourself on turkey and avoiding crazy pepper spray-wielding Black Friday shoppers, I’m giving you this recap a few days late. Admit it: You’re probably nursing a monster leftover hangover anyway, and facing down a slow Monday, so why not take this time to remind yourself that ’tis sometimes better to work quietly behind a desk than to be followed around by camera crews 24/7, just waiting for you to act like an ass.
Let’s talk about chefs, baby.