February 25, 2021 – March 9, 2021 all-day
National Chili Day 2021 with Gold Star
National Chili Day is about celebrating flavor, so Gold Star and the Freestore Foodbank are honoring our city’s flavor in a big way. So this year, we’re crowning 13 “Flavor Makers” – people who bring flavor to this city every day. We’re featuring one Flavor Maker each day for 13 days – and a special combo meal, the #13, that will benefit the Freestore Foodbank in his or her honor.
So grab a #13 – a 3-Way & Drink starting February 25 through March 9 to honor the city’s finest and celebrate real flavor for a very worthy cause.
Check out our honorees below:
2/25 | Jill P. Meyer, president and CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
2/26 | Means Cameron, owner and creative director, BlaCkOWned™ Outwear; owner, blaCk Coffee Lounge
2/27 | Molly Wellmann, mixologist, owner of Japp’s
2/28 | Alicia Reece, Hamilton County Commissioner
3/1 | Kathrine Nero, Cincinnati Enquirer “Coffee Break with Kathrine” host
3/2 | Dan McCabe, co-owner MOTR Pub and Woodward Theater
3/3 | Kick Lee, president and creative director, Cincinnati Music Accelerator
3/4 | Alfonso Cornejo, president, Hispanic Chamber of Cincinnati
3/5 | Jean-Robert de Cavel, founder and owner, Jean-Robert French Restaurant Group
3/6 | Polly Campbell, retired Cincinnati Enquirer food critic
3/7 | Lynn Meyers, producing artistic director, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
3/8 | Crystal Kendrick, president and CEO, The Voice of Your Consumer; publisher, The Voice of Black Cincinnati
3/9 | Charmaine McGuffey, Hamilton County Sheriff
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