Milwaukee's 13th annual Chili Bowl Presented by Gruber Law Offices

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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

1721 West Canal Street

Milwaukee, WI 53233

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Milwaukee's 13th annual Chili Bowl, returns to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Sunday, January 27,2019.

VIP Early Entry 11am-4pm
​General admission: 12pm-4pm

General admission tickets will be available at door for $22 after 11:30am.

Milwaukee's top chefs and restaurants will compete for Milwaukee's best chili and the coveted Golden Ladle Award. So, whether your temptation is spicy, vegetarian, or traditional chili, there is something for everyone.

Participating Restaurants & Chili Menus:

  • Joe's K Ranch serving Traditional Chili spices with a beefy tomato base, sweet onions,red peppers, green peppers, pot roast and loads of ground chuck all come together to form a mild spiced chili. Finished with a Wisconsin Cheese Curd.

  • Kettle Range Meats serving Wholly Smoked Chili. This Texas-style chili offers the strong flavors of the smokehouse set against the savory Latin spices of Ropa Vieja. As the region’s foremost whole animal butcher, this chili showcases top cuts of grass-fed beef, our house recipe bone broths, and a special smoked sausage made from our Wisconsin-finished Red Wattle hogs.

  • Allgauer's Bistro in the Park: Serving Vegan Bean and Sweet Potato Chili. Also serving Deep Rich Short Rib Chili

  • Mulligans Irish Pub and Grill serving Traditional beef and pork loin chili. Also serving Smoked Poblano and white bean vegetarian chili.

  • Snifters Tapas & Spirits serving Chicken Chorizo Chili

  • Famous Dave's serving Traditional chili with beef, hot link sausage, beer and bbq sauce!

  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino serving Korean BBQ Chili.

  • The Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery - Stop by our booth to see our chili menu!

  • Eagle Park Brewing Company serving Ramen Chili w/ Ground Soy Beef and Pork Belly Chashu, Marinated Glass Noodles, Crispy Nori, Mixed Pickles, Creamy Egg Yolk. Also serving Vegetarian Brewers Chili w/ Mixed Barley, Smoked Tomato, Roasted Root Vegetables, BOTMS Up Beer Broth, Dried Fruit, Hop Syrup, Creme Fraiche

  • Milwaukee Ale House serving Sirloin Tip Chili - Choice cuts of sirloin & ground beef seasoned w/ house salsa spices, Green pepper, Spanish onion, minced garlic, Jalapenos & beans all tied together in our traditionally bold tomato blend. Topped with Cheddar Jack & Sour Cream. Now “That’s Local Flavor!”

  • The Cultured Vegan serving Jamaican Jerk Turkey Chili - Succulent chunks of turkey slow cooked in a fragrant homemade jerk sauce. Taste the island flavor. Also serving Smokey Joe 4 Bean Chili- A 4 Bean Blend marinated in a smokey herbed stew then finished with a sriracha cream.

  • Anytime Arepa serving Arepa and Chili: Venezuelan version of traditional chili w/ black beans, “sofrito” (mix of onions, garlic and red pepper) & topped w/ sharp cheddar cheese. Served w/ Mini Arepa fresh from grill

  • St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant serving Greed IPA Chili- =Traditional beef chili infused with our Greed IPA. Packed with flavor and a rich smoky taste.

  • Osgood's and ​ABV Social serving Hearty beef and bean chili with cheddar cheese, onions and sour cream

  • Fiesta Cafe​ serving Traditional chili menu!

  • ​Mason Street Grill serving Stop by our booth to see our chili menu!

  • Milwaukee Meat Market (Opening Soon!) serving Traditional red chili with an amazing blend of meats and spices. Slightly spicy, but not extremely hot, with a kiss of smoke. Served with or without beans or noodles.

What's included with ticket?
Each Chili Bowl ticket includes EIGHT (8) chili cup samples, bread rolls from Angelic Bake House, + a $10 Potawatomi Fire Keepers Reward Play certificate.

Donate two non-perishable canned goods to the Hunger Task Force and we'll award you with two more cups of chili goodness. Maximum TWO free additional samples per event ticket.

Sponsorship & Media Inquiries:
Please contact, Inc. by phone at 414-687-5365, or e-mail for more information about becoming a chili vendor or sponsor.

Event Details:
Sunday, January 27, 2019
General Admission: 12pm-4pm
​VIP Early Entry 11am-4pm

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Expo Center
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

- Chili tasting halls open to general public at 12pm and 11am for VIP early entry
- Registration opens at 11:30am for General Admission and 10:30am for VIP.
- Free Parking
- Non-smoking in the event area.
- Children 17 and younger are welcome at the Chili Bowl with legal guardian present. Must be 21 or older to enter casino floor.

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1721 West Canal Street

Milwaukee, WI 53233

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