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by Staff 04.22.2014 29 hours ago
Posted In: Events, Food news, Contest at 02:50 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 
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Savor the Season and Chef Competition at Gorman Heritage Farm

Tastings, workshops, cocktails and more

Evendale's Gorman Heritage Farm — a real, working farm — welcomes spring with their second Savor the Season: Farm to Fork Celebration

From 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, the 122-acre farm (in partnership with Slow Food Cincinnati) will be abuzz with educational and immersive opportunities to learn and taste what spring has to offer. Locavore chefs, like Julie Francis of Nectar and Ryan Santos of Please, will be offering cooking — and tasting — demos using farm-fresh ingredients highlighting the bounty of the season. There will also be workshops on caring for your own backyard chickens, beekeeping, gardening, composting and much more. (Find a full list of workshops here.)

The day wraps up with the “Raid the Garden” chef competition, judged by CityBeat’s own Anne Mitchell, among others. Competing will be Mike Florea of Maribelle's eat + drink, food stylist Mary Seguin, Jaime Carmody of Out of Thyme, Nick Marckwald of Hen of the Woods, Salomon Rabinovich of Gaijin Catering and Karol Osinski of the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. During the competition, Rhinegeist Brewery have their brew on tap, and everyone's favorite mixologist and author Molly Wellman will be serving garden-good cocktails. You'll also find a food trucks including Dojo Gelato, Panino Food Truck, C'est Cheese and Bistro de Mohr.

And Gorman is a real working farm, that  you — and your little ones — can explore. Space is limited. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 3. All-day, all-access pass (includes chef demos, workshops, vendor areas, farm tours and the Raid the Garden competition): $35 adult; $30 child/senior; $30 member adult; $25 member child/senior. Raid the Garden competition only (5-7 p.m.): $10 at the door. Prices go up after May 1.

10052 Reading Road, Glendale, 513-563-6663, gormanfarm.org.

 
 
by Maija Zummo 01.24.2014 89 days ago
Posted In: Events, Contest at 03:57 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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Rabbit Hash Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off

A weekend of red hot music and red hot chili in Rabbit Hash

Head to Rabbit Hash this Sunday for a chili and cornbread cook-off, featuring live music from the Star Devils.

And while it is too cold outside to hang on the Rabbit Hash General Store porch with a beer, you can hang out in the relative warmth of the Rabbit Hash barn, chomping on some chili. Everyone is welcome to enter and winners will be decided on by the public. Votes are $1 and unlimited, and proceeds go to raise money for Rabbit Hash's 2014 float in the Bockfest Parade in March.

The cook-off starts at 1 p.m. and goes until 3 p.m. The Star Devils start playing in the general store at 2:30 p.m. To register to participate, contact the general store at 859-586-7744.

Here are the rules:

1. There is a $10 entry fee for each chili and/or cornbread entrant. You may participate in one or both at $10 per entry.

2. All types of chili and cornbread will be accepted.

3. Rabbit Hash will supply tables, spoons, bowls and electric. You must supply any extras (cheese, crackers, etc.) yourself. Be sure to bring a jar for your votes!

4. Tasting starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. At 3 p.m., money will be counted and winners announced.

5. Stovetop space is extremely limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bringing your chili in a Crock Pot will be the only way to keep it warm.

6. Winners are determined by the highest dollar amount in your jar, so bring friends to vote for you!

7. Pre-registering is recommended but day-of-show entrants will be considered, if there is room. 
 
 
by Maija Zummo 01.21.2014 92 days ago
Posted In: Food news, Events, Contest at 01:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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Findlay Market is Having a Chili Cook-Off, Too

What is it? Winter?

Findlay Market is celebrating its 10th annual chili cook-off Sunday; that's a full decade of meat and beans. Labeled as the hottest chili cook-off in town, up to 30 chili enthusiasts are invited to compete for the coveted title of Chili Meister (that's German for master...FYI). 

The comp will take place in heated tents on Elder Street on the north side of the Market House and be judged by firemen from Engine Co. 5. First, second and third place will receive a cash prize: $100 for Chili Meister; $50 for Chili Monarch; $50 for Chiliologist. The winner automatically qualifies to compete in the All-Ohio Regional Chili Cook-Off held in September 2014.

In addition to chili, there will be live music by Anna and Milovan from noon-2:30 p.m., Christian Moerlein craft beer, free public tastings starting at 12:30 p.m. (until the chili is gone) and specials on chilis, coneys, spices and more from merchants. 

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Limited to 30 contestants. Visit the blog at tinyurl.com/kqrmr2g for contest rules and an entry form. Deadline is noon on Friday, Jan. 24. findlaymarket.org

 
 
by Maija Zummo 01.21.2014 92 days ago
Posted In: Events, Contest, Cincinnati, Vegan at 01:24 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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Park + Vine Hosts Fourth Vegan Chili Cook-Off

Open to anyone for competing or tasting

The Super Bowl is just around the corner (I think), which means it's time to brush up on your snack (and snacking) skills. Get inspired, sample some chili or show off your cooking skills at Park + Vine’s fourth annual Vegan Chili Cook-off! 

Awards will be given for best one-gallon/four quarts of chili in first, second and third place. The all-star judging lineup will include Colonel De of Colonel De’s Gourmet Herbs & Spices; Julie Francis, chef and owner of Nectar Restaurant; Renee Schuler, chef and owner of eat well celebrations and feasts; and Mark Frommeyer, co-owner of Blue Oven Bakery. 

To participate, bring your fully cooked vegan chili in a slow-cooker to Park + Vine. Entries are limited to 20, so sign up here now! No need to register to eat, but tickets are cheaper if you buy them in advance. 

3-5 p.m. Sunday. $15 to enter; $10 to taste (if purchased before 7 p.m. Jan. 25); free for kids younger than 10. Entries are limited to 20. Park + Vine, 1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, parkandvine.com.

 
 
by Maija Zummo 11.08.2013
Posted In: Events, Contest at 12:16 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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Faces without Places Chili Cook-off

A food-forward fundraiser for the nonprofit

The Northside Tavern is hosting the sixth annual Faces without Places chili cook-off. Faces without Places is a local nonprofit focused on removing barriers to education for children experiencing homelessness. 

The family-friendly chili party will feature live music by Murray & Company, a kids craft area, raffles, door prizes, the Bengals on TV and, of course, chili. Each guest will receive three ballots to vote for their favorite chili out of more than 15 entries. 

Funds raised will go to support educational and enrichment programming, school transportation, school supplies and other specialized services for school-aged children experiencing homelessness. 

Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. $10; free for ages 5 and under. Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside, faceswithoutplaces.org.

 
 
by Maija Zummo 10.30.2013
Posted In: Events, Contest at 12:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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Cooks'Wares Chili Challenge

Winners win prizes!

Think you have the best chili in the city? Prove it.

Cooks'Wares cooking school and retail store is hosting a chili challenge, awarding the best chili prizes ranging from $25 gift certificates to Cooks'Wares to an 8-quart Le Creuset Stock Pot and a $50 gift certificate. And everyone's a winner, with every entrant receiving $5 to use at Cooks'Wares.

Bring 16 to 24 ounces of your already prepared chili in a dish that can be heated, plus any necessary toppings. It will be heated before judging and judged by a panel of experienced cooks, culinary professionals and/or chili lovers. All proceeds will be donated to charity.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2. at the Shops at Harper's Point, 11344 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-489-6400. For more information visit cookswaresonline.com.

 
 

 

 

 
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