Monthly Archives: March 2013

2013 Philly Chili Bowl at RUBA Club Studios!



 Where is RUBA Club Studios?

414 Green St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

Between Spring Garden and Fairmount Avenues

Between 5th and 4th Streets

aka Behind Silk City



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2013 Chili Check-In: Alex “Playful Gorilla” Rivera

PlayfulGorillaCheckInPicName: Alex “Playful Gorilla” Rivera
Chili Name: Pig Daddy Cane
Neighborhood: NE Philly
Attempts: Third Times a charm (2nd Place Winner 2011)
Chili Profile: Ooo weeee! Back in the culinary lab for round three, this monster of a chili brings the swine heat!! Caribbean marinated slow cooked pork shoulder combined with sugar cane sweeten blacken ground pork and topped with apple wood smoked bacon come together in a six caliber chili monster that will have you tastes buds screaming for more. This FrankenPig monster, code named “Pig Daddy Cane”,  is alive and is now on the loose! Reports have seen him last near NoLibs… He will attack your taste buds with ferocity and will not hesitate to kill your hunger. Be ready to tame the beast; Sugar Cane beat sticks will be provided!
Best Chili you ever made: My Award Winning “Albino Rhino” #humblebrag
Best Movie Quote: “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.” — Conan the Barbarian
 Prediction: How many times I gotta tell y’all I’m second to none. No Big Bite’s top ten cause I’m negative one.

2013 Chili Check-In: Adrian Sam

ACeIndividual Name: Adrian Sam (Ace)
Chili Name: Acedaddydollars Hot Diggitty Chili
Neighborhood: Brewerytown
About Ace: I’m a BAWSE. I kill for fun. Not actual murder. Well if we’re talking about the competition then YES. I Kill for fun. I like movies and driving fast. Trini blood with a NY state of mind and Philly in my heart. Don’t sleep.
Attempts: The Kid’s a Natural! – Rookie
Chili Profile: Meat, beans, spices and LOVE!
Best Chili in the City?: Mine. Because I’m a King.
Best Chili you ever made: The one you’re eating. I’ve only made chili once before and it was last week. I could have won the contest with that one but it was too soon… 🙂
Best Movie Quote: “Yo Adrian! ” – smh
Prediction: I put my pants on just like the rest of you – one leg at a time. Except, when my pants are on, I win.
Website/Blog: (Live life and have fun in AC this 4/20 weekend)

2013 Chili Check-In: Terry & Alex

photoTeam Name: Philly Brew-B-Q-ers
Chili NameSchwarz Chili 
Neighborhood: North and South
Attempts: 1st attempt at the Philly Chili Bowl
Chili Profile: A warm black bean venison chili with a medium heat. Made with Philadelphia Brewing Company’s new Schwarzinger beer, a German black lager.  The chili base includes 10 different home grown chili peppers, along with 4 true chili powders that provides this dark 14 pepper chili a full bodied flavor with a warm finish that makes you want more!  All ingredients are local hunted, grown and made fresh!
Who makes the best Chili in the City?: Memphis Tap Rooms chili on fries.. smokey, hot, banging!
Best Chili you ever made: Its all in there chili, cause it has everything!
Team Motto: “Every thing is better with beer!”
Prediction: A feeding frenzy of great proportions and the competition will be fierce.. There can be only ONE!

2013 Chili Check-In: Jim McCormick & Nick Goldwyn

NortoriousPIGTeam Name: Notorious P.I.G.
Chili Name: Unbelievable
Neighborhood: Bed Stuy by way of Overbrook and Drexel Hill
Attempts: We are virgins to the chili circuit, but don’t let our soft, pretty faces fool ya.
Chili Profile: Smokey pork-infused flavors with quality cuts of beef and generous amounts of fresh and smoked chili peppers.
Who makes the best Chili in the City?: Race Street Café makes a quality chili.
Best Chili you ever made: The test batch at brunch a few weeks back. We impressed a room full of discerning potheads.
Best Movie Quote: “I wish I were BIG” – Josh Baskin in Big
Best Quote: “And if you don’t know, now you know, ‘judges’…”
Prediction: Good people, good times, great chili.

2013 Chili Check-In: Saidah Hart

SaidahTeam Name: Saidah Hart
Chili Name: Triple C
Neighborhood: Reppin’ South Jerz
Attempts: This is my 2nd time as a competitor and I’m ready to take it away with my “Triple C”. I was a Chili Bowl contestant in 2012.
Chili Profile: So tricked out that my vegetarians think it’s meat but it’s veggie so the carnivores freak!! I’ve eaten everything but turkey, chicken, pork, chicken and beef. Have no doubt my cooking is what my momma taught me.
Best Chili you ever made: My best chili was the top rated chili presented at last year’s BigBite Philly Chili Bowl. Attendees had to be convinced that the chili did not contain meat.
Movie Quote: “Now yous can’t leave- sonny”– a Bronx tale
Prediction: Stroking my crystal pot filled with savory chili, I predict that everyone will be asking for seconds. Especially with this year’s garnish, cheese and cornbread croutons. Is she gonna set it off? Yep, set it off is what I’m coming to do.

2013 Chili Check-In: Zearley Cookers

AshleyETeam Name: Zearley Cookers
Chili Name: Cute Dragon Breath
Neighborhood: Washington Square West
Attempts: Our first!
Chili Profile: Spicy without burning your mouth, hearty without filling you up, delicious without question
Who makes the best Chili in the City? Rachel’s Nosheri Why? Their sauce. Whatever is in it is crack.
Best Chili you ever made: Any spicy chili with peppers that’s been cooking for hours in the crock pot.
Quote: “If you are looking for a fly in your food it means that you are full”.
Prediction: We realize this is probably the closest we’ll ever get to Top Chef & Tom Colicio (who one of us has a serious crush on) but you gotta start somewhere. We recently won an impromptu limbo contest, so we’re feeling fairly confident we’ll have the same success with our chili.
Website/Blog: (superb local home remodeling company and our friends!)