Three hundred people on the street in downtown St. Joe; Mark Spenser’s Fences has been extended until Sunday and Chicago Lighthouse throws a benefit for programs for visually-impaired children at the DeLux Bar & Grill in Chicago.
Olive Cart Wins Chili Pepper Award: Congratulations to Jill Stone and the fabulous St. Joe Today folks who got 300 participants to taste the chilli at the 19 downtown St. Joe businesses that competed for the Chili Pepper Award during the second year of the tour. The tourists, who got more than just chili to taste, have spoken and picked on my favorite establishments---ta da, the Olive Cart---for the winner. The gourmet oil and vinegar purveyor, which is a great place to taste the inventory without a festival, featured “Too Sexy Chili” by Chef Edward Bareham of Harbor Shores. So the Olive Cart will not only host the Chili Pepper Award Trophy throughout 2014, but you can go there any day and sample my personal favorite smokehouse vinegar or the orange-infused olive oil, another knockout.
Good News for August Wilson and Mark Spencer Fanatics: Mark Spencer’s production of Wilson’s play “Fences,” has been extended over this weekend starting tonight at 7:30pm , also Friday and Saturday with the finale matinee at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Don’t miss the performance at the theatre just off I-80/94 at 3600 Grant Street. Read more about the production and the actors here.
Chicago Lighthouse Teams Up with DeLux Bar & Grill Tonight: The Chicago Lighthouse Junior Board and PricewaterhouseCoopers are sponsoring a appetizers, sweets and drinks benefit at the hotspot at 669 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets are $50 at the door and the money goes to fund programs for “children who are blind or profoundly visually impaired. There will be a silent auction at the event from 6-10pm.