As the cold weather creeps in this fall, ArtsQuest is turning up the heat with the all-new SteelStacks Bottomless Chili Bowl Dec. 8, noon-3 p.m., in the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling. Tickets for the fiery event are on sale now at http://www.steelstacks.org/
and 610-332-3378. General admission tickets are $24 for ArtsQuest Members and $29 for the public; VIP tasting tickets for the 11:30 a.m.-noon VIP session, which include a complimentary Yuengling Lager, Yuengling Golden Pilsner or soda, are $37 for ArtsQuest Members and $42 for the public.
From mild and tart to a smoke inferno, ArtsQuest Center Executive Chef Barry Sullivan and his culinary team have created a spicy sampling of chilis made from habanero, ancho, serrano, jalapeno and chipotle peppers. During the Bottomless Chili Bowl, an all-you-can-eat affair, attendees can taste all the delicious recipes on hand and circle back for more of each of their favorites. Each chili is ranked on a scale of 1-10 for its hotness, with 10 being the hottest.
The complete list of chilis is:
1 - Wildberry Chili – Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries make for a slightly sweet and mild chili. Garnished with a Chantilly cream.
2 - New England Clam Chowder “Chili” – Super chunky, scratch-made New England chowder with shore fresh Cape May Clams, blanketed with a dusting of chili powder
2 - Smoked Sweet Potato Chili – Tomato-based. Mild and smoky.
2 - White Chicken Chili – Ain’t no tomatoes in this cannellini bean and poultry-fueled chili party!
4 - Cheesy Chili Mac – A delicious blend of mac & cheese and traditional ground beef chili.
4 - Lentils, Chickpeas, and White Beans – Oh my! – Vegetarian chili served with an avocado cream.
4 - Yuengling Lager Braised Short Rib Chili – A beer-fueled take on a classic beef and black bean chili.
6 -Turkey Town Smoked Chili – Smoked turkey breast and shredded turkey legs in a mild chili.
8 - Buffalo Chicken Chili – What if cheesy Buffalo chicken dip was actually a chili?
10 - Blow-Your-Face-Off Habanero Chili – Hot as hell. Topped with shredded Monterrey jack and cheddar cheeses. Taste only if you dare!
The afternoon also features a free beer sampling from D. G. Yuengling & Son.
Proceeds from the SteelStacks Bottomless Chili Bowl support ArtsQuest’s art and education programs for area students.
Venue: Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling
VIP (11:30 am-3 pm): $42 | $37 (ArtsQuest Members)
General Admission (12-3 pm): $29 | $24 (ArtsQuest Members)
SteelStacks Bottomless Chili Bowl