Veggie Bingo Benefit

June 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Just arrived in the Beet in-box, an event that sounds like a lot of fun for a very good cause:

Holy habaneros! More free food?

That’s right. From the people who brought you Soup and Bread, it’s the summer event you’ve been waiting for:


Join us at the Hideout on Wednesday evenings from July 8 to September 9 for a friendly round (or six) of bingo to benefit Chicago’s community gardens. Each week we highlight a different local garden. Prizes range from jars of locally produced honey, bottles of hot sauce, and handmade soap to the grand prize of a box of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, courtesy of the very generous folks at Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks.

Veggie Bingo runs from 6 to 8 PM every Wednesday for ten weeks. The actual bingo games start at 6:30, and run about an hour. Cards are $1 a pop, or six for $5, and can be purchased from your bartender. All proceeds benefit NeighborSpace, a nonprofit organization that acquires and preserves community open space in the city.

In addition to the veggies, we’ll also be loading up the grill with free hot dogs and tofu pups. Bingo games will be led by an all-star team of callers, starting with dapper country crooner Lawrence Peters on the 8th. See the Hideout website and the Soup and Bread blog for upcoming celebrity callers as we book ‘em.

The particulars

What: Bingo!
Where: The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia
When: Wednesdays, 6-8 PM, from July 8-September 9
Who: The Hideout, NeighborSpace, and Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks
Why: To raise money to help Chicago’s gardens grow.