502 Chili Week kicked off yesterday and runs through Sunday, October 26. It’s the brainchild of City Dining Club Louisville, with sponsorship by AppyHour and Four Roses Bourbon.

Chili Week is here! Twenty restaurants will be offering $3 cups of chili the week of October 19-25. Select restaurants will be offering a special Four Roses Bourbon cocktail, and $2 from every drink sold will support Twisted Pink. Thank you to our sponsors, AppyHour and Four Roses!

There’s a useful overview at Louisville Business First. Haley Cawthon writes, “Many restaurants will be offering the chili with other menu items, such as grilled cheese, french fries or burger, for a small up-charge. Select restaurants will also offer a special Four Roses cocktail, and $2 from every drink sold will support Twisted Pink for breast cancer awareness month.”

There are 20 participating restaurants:

Bambi Bar
Billy’s Chili
CASK Southern Kitchen & Bar
Checks BBQ & Blues
Check’s Café
Dundee Tavern
Great Flood Brewing
Khalil’s on Dixie
La Chasse
Lindsay’s Kitchen
Lou Lou Food & Drink
The Manhattan Project
Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen
POLLO – a gourmet chicken joint
Rubbies Southside Bar & Grill
The Silly Axe Café
Six Forks Burger Company
The Starving Artist Café & Deli

Cover photo: “An original since 1944, Check’s Cafe chili is made with a generous amount of ground beef, hot beans, onions, garlic, and our secret blend of spices. It can be served with or without spaghetti, cheese, and/or raw onions.”