5th Annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off

Join us for the 5th Annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off. This year also marks the 18th Annual San Diego Ceramic Connection Chili Cook-Off. This event that will bring together North Park and South Park for the holidays – there will be no more bickering about which community has this or which area is cooler – simply good, clean family fun that everyone will enjoy. We’ll have chili in hand-spun ceramic bowls, great holiday gifts and crafts from local artisans, live music, a kids’ activity zone with free cookie decorating, a craft beer and wine garden and more.

Chili Cook-Off   Our chili cook-off will once again feature great local restaurants from North Park and South Park, as well as chili from local residents entering in the community cook-off! Not only is there great chili, but it’s served in unique, handmade ceramic bowls made by San Diego Ceramic Connection. $20 per bowl gets you the bowl and 5 chili tastings from some of the 40 best restaurants in North and South Park plus a few other areas (see participating restaurants below)! “We use our bowls from the chili cook-off everyday… they are our favorite bowls in our whole kitchen!” – Steve, past attendee

Beer & Wine Garden  Join us in the Beer Garden from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The perfect spot to watch your favorite band, eat some chili or hang with friends. We’ll be showing the Chargers football game as well.

Music We will have 2 stages thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Casbah and Bar Pink. Each stage will headline local musicians throughout the day. Entertainers include: The Bed Breakers, Shawn Rohlf and the Buskers, The Nards, G Burns Jug Band, Unsteady, The Creepy Creeps, The Rosalyns, The Loons and Trailduster.

Kids Zone   Everyone knows kids can’t resist bounce houses, so we will have 2 of them for different ages. Paul Micthell The School will be on hand crafting up do’s and hairbraids galore. Get your game on with the Game Truck – $4 for 10 minutes of playtime.  Tickets for all games will be sold the day of for $1 each.

  • Inflatables
  • Carnival games (the kids can win prizes)
  • Game Truck
  • Free craft activities
  • Free cookie decorating
  • Face painting

Restaurants Participating in the 2014 Chili Contest:

  • Bazinga Eatery
  • Big Front Door
  • The Blind Burro
  • Blind Lady Ale House
  • Brabant Bar & Café
  • Bub’s at the Ballpark
  • Buona Forchetta
  • Cardamom Cafe and Bakery
  • Carnitas’ Snack Shack
  • City Tacos
  • Coin-Op Game Room
  • Fathom Bistro, Bait and Tackle
  • Fish Public
  • Hamiltons Tavern
  • Kensington Cafe
  • MIHO Gastrotruck
  • Monkey Paw
  • Mosaic Wine Bar
  • Panama 66
  • Ranchos Cocina
  • Rebecca’s Coffee House
  • Ritual Tavern
  • The Safehouse
  • SIPZ Vegetarian Fuzion
  • Small Bar
  • Soda & Swine
  • Starlite
  • Station Tavern
  • The Haven Pizzeria
  • The Smoking Goat
  • Tiger!Tiger!
  • Toronado
  • True North
  • Underbelly
  • Uptown Tavern
  • Urban Solace
  • URBN Pizza
  • Wang’s North Park
  • Waypoint Public
  • West Coast Tavern

This event is presented by the McKinley Elementary PTC and the San Diego Ceramic Connectionand made possible by many fine sponsors and volunteers.

Date: December 7, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: Free Admission. Chili Bowl and 5 Tastings – $20



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