Monthly Archives: February 2012

2012 Chili SPOONsor: InkOne Art

BigBite can not express how thankful we are for the amount of support provided for our events, especially from our sponsors! It is this support that moves us forward!  Real talk. We want to thank InkOne Art for showing us love for the 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl!

InkOne Art, a Miami-based design brand, is dedicated to showcasing original artwork on prints, toy and tee’s with everything from pandas to robots, to typography, to zombies, and teddy bears, oh my!! You can check out these awesome pieces at Redbubble, a site that hosts the work of awesome and “sexy” artists such as InkOne.

InkOne Art also hooks it up with fan art, some of which you may find at ShirtPunch,  a 24-hour pop culture t-shirt website that features dope artists just like InkOne. In fact, InkOne will be featured during the month of March providing pop culture tee’s like this awesome shirt here of Shredder. Yup, remember this dude??? Throw back!! Holla at InkOne Art every 1st Friday starting March 2nd,  while it showcases new shirts and designs. Show some love to the forgotten pop-culture icons of the 80’s and 90’s and the artist who is bringing them back.

You know the best way to stay up with the new InkOne designs?? Follow InkOne on Twitter. You don’t have twitter? Follow InkOne on Facebook. If you are completely out of the new-age loop (aka the world wide social network web), then just visit the site here.

There’s no reason why you are not following InkOne Art.

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2012 Chili Check-In: Alex Rivera

Checking in with the contestants of the 3rd Annual Philly Chili BowlInfo, stats and predictions.

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” – (Let the Good Times Roll!)

NAME: Alex Rivera
NEIGHBORHOOD: NorfEast Philly
HEIGHT: 6 Foot Sumtin
WEIGHT: 1 Ton Beast
CHILI NAME: Da Rougarou!!
ATTEMPTS: Third Attempt (2nd place winner 2011)
HEAT: Sweet and Scary Heat
CHILI PROFILE: This legendary concoction is said to prowl the swamps of the Bayou bringing with it a taste profile like no other. At first bite you know you have gone into unknown “terror”tory. The flavor of the deep south will devour your mouth cavity, sounding the first alarm. You’re overcome by the soothing yet subtle sweetness of the flavor explosion happening on your taste buds. You stop. Your palette now ignited with Cajun passion and unsettling danger. You try to escape the hints of familiar yet captivating aromas, but by then it will be too late. This monstrosity will have consumed you completely after you’ve feasted upon it’s tasty morsels. Be warned – Da Rougarou will come out from the swamps to kill… Your hunger, I gahrawntee!!
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” – (Let the Good Times Roll!)
PREDICTION: Da Rougarou will be unleashed and find its way into your mouth so that it can torment your taste buds until you succumb into putting me #1 on your ballot.
FIND ME AT:  PlayfulGorilla.com <- 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl Sponsor! Read more here.


2012 SPOONsor: Loco Motion

BigBite cannot express how thankful we are for the amount of support provided for our events, especially from our sponsors! It is this support that moves us forward!  Real talk. We want to thank Loco Motion for showing us love for the 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl!

After consuming all these tasty chilis this Saturday, your belly might remind you it’s time to revisit 2012’s resolution to get in shape.  If so, you need to meet Loco Motion’s certified personal trainer and nutritionist, Jerome “Rome” Grace.  Loco Motion is a high intensity boot camp geared to burning fat and creating healthy specimens.  Eagles defensive tackle, Cullen Jenkins and rapper, Peedi Crakk can attest, Rome is the man to see to help you achieve your fitness and health goals.  To get positive results he says you must possess, “The four Three C’s “eat Chili, have Commitment, be Consistent, and be Coachable.

Recently, obtaining his kettle bell certification, Rome is ready to work y’all out that don’t there’s enough time to workout.  “Kettle bells are great for burning fat, building stamina, and creating endurance.  It’s also great for those pressed for time because you get a full workout in 20 minutes!”   Besides one-on-one sessions, Rome also offers group rates and will meet at your location to motivate your crew into shape so yall can look smokin’ hot on the beach this summer.

When he isn’t jumping around or riding on the Loco Motion, you can catch Rome working ‘em out at Club Metro USA.  Loco Motion Boot Camp is held at Life Center Academy in Burlington, NJ Mondays and Thursdays @ 6pm and Saturdays @ 10am- drop ins are welcome.  To schedule a consultation, call 609.332.9159 or just add Jerome Grace on FB and hear him pontificate about the virtues of gym etiquette.


2012 SPOONsor: LoveBar

BigBite can not express how thankful we are for the amount of support provided for our events, especially from our sponsors! It is this support that moves us forward!  Real talk. We want to thank LoveBar for showing us love (again) for the 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl!

Is there anything better than chocolate? I mean, seriously. You can use it as a gift, you can use it to persuade your ex-back, you can use it to nibble on. You can even add it to chili (yes!).

Don’t want to sound like Bubba Gump, but you can chill it, melt it, drink it. Dey’s uh chocolate sticks, chocolate kabobs, chocolate ice cream. Dey’s uh pineapple chocolate, raspberry chocolate, coconut chocolate, chocolate cake….ok you get the point. Chocolate is an awesome gift from God. And when its good chocolate that gift is even more amazing.

So when it comes to eating chocolate, eat the best. Eat chocolate made Philly’s own, LoveBar. LoveBar is the first bean-to-bar chocolate company in Philly, sourcing their beans from family farms and co-ops in Ecuador, Mexico and Dominican Republic.

What we love about LoveBar is their appreciation of art, hand-wrapping every bar with original artwork of local artists. Dope.

You can find out more about LoveBar here and more about the supporting artist on their blog. You can also follow this chocolate goodness on Twitter.

LoveBar will be at the 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl!


2012 Chili Check-In: Team Grant & Laura

Checking in with the contestants of the 3rd Annual Philly Chili BowlInfo, stats and predictions.

Bold Mexican flavors, born free attitude.

 TEAM: Grant Okagawa / Laura Nickrosz
AGE:  59
HEIGHT: 11′ 1″
WEIGHT
:  260
CHILI NAME
Ox About Me
ATTEMPTS: 3 (every single Chili Bowl)
HEAT
: 7/10 jalapenos.  Back-end heat that can sneak up on you.
CHILI PROFILE: Oxtail and chorizo in a Texas Red style chili
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTEBold Mexican flavors, born free attitude.
PREDICTION: 
 Judges will pass out with delight upon finally tasting chili perfection.   

2012 Chili SPOONsor: Playful Gorilla

BigBite can not express how thankful we are for the amount of support provided for our events, especially from our sponsors! It is this support that moves us forward!  Real talk. We want to thank Playful Gorilla for showing us love (again) for the 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl!

Playful Gorilla showcases custom illustrations, limited edition art toys and animated shorts created by Alex Rivera (who does all the Bigbite design like this logo, this logo, and this one!!) as well as favorite client work for your visual viewing pleasure. Playful Gorilla is dedicated to upholding artistic freedom, the pursuit of unbridled creativity and remembering a time before it was all about the money.

Playful Gorilla infuses the absolute love of art and design into everything that is produced. With that being said look to Playful Gorilla for a unique take on all of your creative needs. From event flyers to e-commerce sites; from custom toys to funny t-shirts; from logos to 3D creatures; Playful Gorilla has got your design needs covered. Playful Gorilla reminds you that working hard and staying and your grind requires sacrifice.

Hustle now. Hustle hard – sleeping is for the birds. Check out some of the playful designs on facebook here and “like” Playful Gorilla, because BigBite said so!

You can also follow this funny dude on twitter to stay up on his new designs! Playful Gorilla will be at the 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl, so bring your art ideas with you!


2012 Chili SPOONsor: A.D.A.D. Construction

BigBite can not express how thankful we are for the amount of support provided for our events, especially from our sponsors! It is this support that moves us forward!  Real talk. We want to thank A.D.A.D. Construction for showing us love for the 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl!

Need to paint over your wall because of that beer pong spill last summer? Thinking about re-doing your bathroom so sitting on the can feel likes royalty? Is it time to remove the carpet your friends keep dropping wine on?  Do you wish to tear down that wall that is making your BigBite competition prep kitchen too small? Well A.D.A.D. Construction is what you need! This top-notch team of talented folks are available to attack those home repairs and home improvement projects.

A.D.A.D. Construction stands by their slogan: Always Dedicated And Devoted. They are professional, safe and reliable, and take pride in their work, providing fast, efficient and affordable services. So are you ready to let A.D.A.D. Construction alleviate those home improvements headaches?

For a consultation or to learn more about how to pimp out your place like MTV’s Cribs, check out A.D.A.D. Construction here.

You can also check out some completed projects on their facebook page or stop in and say hello! A.D.A.D. Construction will be attending the 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl, so bring your questions!