July 24

Chili Meet Follow Up

Phillip Oakley

While the first annual NotSoCommon Chili Meet was a few months ago, it feels like yesterday when we feasted upon marvelous chili prepared by four brave Giants! We ate, drank, and laughed until Tim “Q” Quillen was dubbed the winner of the prestigious “Pootie Cup.” We had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, but more importantly, it was the perfect occasion highlighting all the hard work that our nonprofit partners put into their organizations. 

We would like to thank Jodi Lorenzo-Schibley from Sanctuary House in Greensboro and Tara O’Brien from Cancer Services in Winston-Salem for the important roles they play in our community and serving as judges for the Chili Meet. We would also like to thank Kristina Fuller, owner and proprietor of the wildly popular and successful Greensboro restaurants under the Crafted moniker, for stepping to the plate at the last minute and taking the duties of our “celebrity chef judge.” Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina could not attend due to their preparation for their annual “Rock The Runway” event, but they were with us in spirit and we’re very proud of all they have done for our community. Without all your participation, the first annual NotSoCommon Chili Meet would have been, well, just common! 

Finally, if you missed the Chili Meet, have no fear! Plans are already in the works for the second annual NotSoCommon Chili Meet and we will keep you posted. View the video above recapping the festivities to curb your appetite for the time being!