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Chili, Cornbread On Tap At Hideout Saturday

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Dec 12, 2014 5:00PM

The chill in the air and shorter days means we've been giving our crockpots a workout and exploring different chili recipes. December also means Soup and Bread season at Hideout is around the corner.

Martha Bayne and Sheila Sachs have created one of Chicago's most anticipated winter events with this cooking series featuring a charitable bent. Donations raised from the weekly Wednesday soup lines benefit area food pantries but, as Bayne notes, she and Sachs incur most of the out-of-pocket costs for the disposable bowls, utensils and napkins. So they've enlisted the help of friends for a special Soup and Bread event and raffle to help Saturday, Dec. 13 to raise money for the upcoming season.

Chili and cornbread are on the menu tomorrow with cooks from Smoque BBQ, Graze magazine, Celestial Kitchens, Harmony Grill, the Trust for Public Land's Rich Kinczyk and Doug Sohn, who isn't letting the grass grow under his post-Hot Doug's feet. Public Quality Meats is donating bread for the event and All on the Road Catering will bring cornbread.

Bayne and Sachs have also put together a raffle featuring prizes from Bloodshot Records, Lula Cafe, Hideout, Agate Publishing, artist Dmitry Samarov, and others. DJ Stan Wood will set the mood with choice music cuts.

There's a $20 suggested donation for this event; for $5 more you gain entry to the Hideout Holiday Jamboree with holiday music from the Emmet Otter Singers and Tiny Cover Band, and short seasonal films from The Nightingale microcinema. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. (1354 W. Wabansia Ave.)