11th Annual Chili Cook-off is Coming to Downtown Wheaton


For immediate release: 9/16/2019

For information contact: Paula Barrington paula@downtownwheaton.com


11th Annual Chili Cook-off is Coming to Downtown Wheaton

Local Downtown Wheaton restaurants will enter the fray and fun of the 11th Annual Chili Cook-off taking place Saturday, November 2nd from 1pm to 5pm. Chili lovers will be able to sample a variety of chili recipes prepared and served by participating restaurants and eateries, including:

  • 302 Wheaton

  • Altiro Latin Fusion 

  • Billy Bricks Wood Fired Pizza

  • Choun's

  • Dry City Brew Works

  • El Zarape

  • Emmett's Brewing Co.

  • Five & Hoek Coffee Co

  • Gia Mia Pizza Bar

  • Gino's East of Chicago

  • Ivy

  • Moveable Feast + Co.

  • Nani’s Pizza & Pasta

  • Suzette's Creperie

  • The Burger Social

    Also returning this year will be the scavenger hunt at other participating businesses. There are fun items to collect and great prizes including something spicy, something shiny and something soothing. Participants in the scavenger hunt include:

  • Crxyo

  • Frocks and Frills Vintage

  • Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream

  • Jeans and a Cute Top Shop

  • Larc Jewelers

  • MOORE Toys & Gadgets

  • Suburban Music

  • The perfect Thing

  • The Sipping Muse

  • Westside Improv

  • Wheaton Bank & Trust

  • Wheaton Public Library

  • WoofBeach Shore

Tickets are available for $22 for adults and $10 for children (12 years and under) and may be purchased online at downtownwheaton.com/all-events/chili-cook-off and at the Downtown Wheaton Association offices (108 E Wesley Street) Monday- Friday from 9am to 4pm. Tickets also will be available at select Downtown Wheaton businesses and at check-in on the day of the event. 

Ticket holders are invited to visit all participating restaurants, enjoy a taste of chili at each stop and cast their vote for their favorite chili. Winners of the ‘People’s Choice Award’ will be announced at 6pm at Ivy, 120 N. Hale Street (last year’s first place winner).

Last year’s Chili Cook-off drew more than 1000 attendees. Each participating restaurant is asked to prepare between 25 and 35 gallons of chili. All proceeds benefit the Downtown Wheaton Association marketing and special event efforts throughout the year.

For additional information on the 11th Annual Chili Cook-off, please visit: downtownwheaton.com or call the Downtown Wheaton Association at 630-682-0633. 

About Downtown Wheaton Association

The Downtown Wheaton Association promotes the downtown Wheaton community with a mission to build and maintain a healthy, vibrant Downtown Wheaton.



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