Chill Out With Rockit Next Week

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Next week from Monday through Friday, Rockit Bar & Grill (both locations) go crazy with their second annual Chili Fest. The week is anchored by turkey chili, chili mac, and (our personal favorite) chili cheese fries, plus each day brings a different variation on the classic bowl o’ red. They range from the highbrow — duck confit and scallops bracket the week — to the nearly explosive, with Wednesday’s “super hot chili” boasting ghost chilies and scotch bonnets and habaneros. A portion of all the proceeds go to the Chicago Food Depository. Read on for the full menu.

Monday: Duck confit and pork sausage chili

pinto beans, tomato, and applewood smoked bacon

Tuesday: Ancho mole chili
ground black angus, smokey ancho chilies, Mexican chocolate, and cilantro

Wednesday: Super hot chili
Ground black angus, ghost chilies, scotch bonnets, habaneros, and red kidney beans

Thursday: True Texan chili
“No beans about it” with chipotle-rubbed beef brisket, tortillas, and sour cream

Friday: Scallop and white bean chili
Poached bay scallops, cannelini white beans, and sweet bell peppers

Turkey chili
Chili mac
Chili cheese fries

Signature drink: Absolut chocolate chili martini
Chill Out With Rockit Next Week