Category Archives: Chili Check-In

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 Name: Schwarz 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: Jason Kelso


Team Name: Calle Del Sabor
Chili Name: Ghost of Chilis Passed
Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
Attempts: It’s our 1st!
Chili Profile: Ground Chuck, Kidney Beans, and Ghost Chilis
About You: Chef/Owner of Calle Del Sabor Food Truck, Local Caterer, and Instructor at La Cucina at the Market at Reading Terminal.
Best Chili you ever made: I Really Love this Chili! We also prepare a Vegan Chili that Carnivores Love!
Best Quote: Must Marinate Chef Before Cooking!
Prediction: One Hell of a great time with new and old friends!
Website/Blog:  CalleDelSabor on Facebook.

2013 Chili Check-In: Jake & Jacqui

JTulskyTeam Name: Jake Tulsky and Jacqui Robbins
Chili Name: The Duckquestrer
Neighborhood: South Philly
Attempts: This will be our sophomore effort.
Chili Profile: Duck, duck, more duck, duck fat, turkey, and chicken; cooked with a blend of dried and fresh chilies, a medley of beans, a tomatillo/tomato base, topped off with a spring-inviting home-brewed Belgian White.
Best Chili you ever made: Our “Home-brewed Chili” from last year is a staple.
Best Movie Quote: “I must break you“. –Drago, Rocky IV
Prediction: Drunk with a side of winning.

2013 Chili Check-In: Jen, Christina & Will

WillBombTeam Name: Chilli-Willi-Bomb
Chili Name: Shit Show
Neighborhood: South Philthy
Attempts: Round 1
Chili Profile: You’ll slap yourself…
Who makes the best Chili in the City?: Wendys? Why? Because
Best Chili you ever made: We just made the BEST chilli.
Quote: “Please pack your beans and go” AND “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough
Prediction: “I don’t normally predict but when I do, I’m right”
Website/Blog: Will BYOB & Cherry Bomb Bus Unite!