Once again, Super Hunger Month returns this January, but this time they’re shaking things up. In the continued fight to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts, the Greater Boston Food Bank, in conjunction with event chairs and chefs Jody Adams and Ming Tsai, and Harpoon Brewery’s Liz Melby, is putting on the 1st annual Boston Firehouse Chili Cook-Off and bringing back the Super Hunger Brunch. Check below for details about each event, or go to the Greater Boston Food Bank website for the whole rundown and to make reservations.
Firehouse Chili Cook-Off
It’s common knowledge that you can get some pretty delicious four alarm chili at your local firehouse, but just which one cooks up the absolute best? Head to the Four Seasons on Tuesday, January 25th to find out – fourteen of Boston’s finest compete over simmering pots of spicy goodness. Resident executive chef Brooke Vosika and comedian Lenny Clarke, along with a surprise guest, will judge the resulting chili concoctions and name, with the input of guests, the champion. Tickets for the cook-off, which runs from 6:00 to 9:00pm, cost $95 per person, a price that includes hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dessert and of course, the titular stew.
Super Hunger Brunch
As in past years, the popular Super Hunger Brunch is back with nearly 30 participating area restaurants donating 100 percent of the proceeds from their special brunch menus to the Greater Boston Food Bank. On Saturday, January 29th and Sunday, January 30th restaurants like Post 390, North 26, Bambara, The Fireplace, Garden at the Cellar, Summer Shack, Rialto, Pairings, Hamersley’s, Sel de la Terre, Grill 23, Clink, Blue Ginger, L’Espalier, Craigie on Main and Sibling Rivalry will be putting out special prix fixe menus for $25, $35 or $50 to satisfy your appetite and soothe your soul. For a complete list of restaurants and their respective brunch plans, visit the Food Bank website and call the restaurants directly for reservations.