Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chili Chowder Cookoff!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington’s third annual Chili and Chowder Cook-off will be stirring up support for kids at 12-3pm, Saturday, January 29th at Chuckanut Brewery, 601 West Holly Street, Bellingham.

Looking for something fun, yet warm to do this month?  Come celebrate National Mentoring Month with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington at the third annual BIG Cookoff: Chili and Chowder for the Children on January 29th.  We’ll be gathering around the firepit at Chuckanut Brewery, 601 West State Street, from noon to 3.

Sample and vote on chilies and chowders from our best restaurants and caterers in town: Chuckanut Brewery, Boundary Bay, Café! Caffe, Chuckanut Manor, Bagelry, Swan Café, Haggen Market Place Catering, Kelly’s O’Deli, Daisy Café, and Avenue Catering, as they all vie to win The BIG Bowl in Bellingham.

Entrance is $10 and you get chili and chowder samples from all participating restaurants and live music from the Marion Weston Band and Chuck Dingée.  In addition to the steaming treats and heated competition, you can meet Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers and staff and find out more about this great program that can make a big difference in a child’s future.

If you want to participate in the Chili and Chowder Cook-Off, just show up! There is no preregistration or participant limit.