Featuring 10 outstanding organizations and their secret chili recipes:
Spudnik Press Cooperative is thrilled to host our 4th annual chili cook-off. This year’s battle features ten of Chicago’s most unique and promising arts organizations, each vying for the Grand Prize—$250 to support their programming plus a commemorative Golden Ladle!
Approaching the cook-off with new vigor, Spudnik Press is raising awareness of the unique projects and spaces that keep Chicago’s cultural landscape diverse, innovative, and supportive. The Hashbrown makes tangible that small independent organizations like Soup & Bread, a community meal project, and Read/Write Library, a location-specific archive of independent and small press media, depend on each others work and serve the same greater community.
In addition to abundant chili, The Hashbrown will include cornbread and tamales, live printing, and an exhibition featuring Spudnik’s fall Artist in Residence, Hannah Ireland. Signature drinks will feature CH Distillery spirits, Chicago’s first distillery-cocktail bar serving homemade spirits and cocktails, and a delectable English draft cider, Aspall Dry.
Admission to The Hashbrown is by donation, but to cast a ballot, attendees must purchase tasting tickets. VIP tickets include larger chili portions, a complimentary drink, a commemorative golden spoon, and a raffle ticket. Cook-off winners announced at 9:30 pm or when chili runs dry. Do not miss Chicago’s premiere event for chili-based philanthropy!