Wicker Park Chili Cook-Off
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This parking lot cooking competition and tailgate party pits up to 16 professional and amateur cooks against one another to see who makes the best chili. Guests vote for the winner. TVs show the Bears vs. Texans game, and a party bus transport those with tickets to Soldier Field before and after the game. The event also has a coat drive, with discounted admission for those who donate.