Want to see your Grub Street Chicago editor make a fool of himself to help Share Our Strength? We’ll be one of the contestants at a benefit party at Sono Wood Fired Pizza Monday, October 1 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. In the first annual Palate Challenge, we’ll be competing with Anthony Todd (Chicagoist), our man Huge Galdones, Chandra Ram (Plate magazine), Nick Kindelsperger (Serious Eats Chicago), Heather Sperling (Tasting Table) and Tatiana Abramova (TheBrideScoop.com), given 30 minutes to try to identify 20 ingredients by taste— while blindfolded. You, meanwhile, will enjoy wine, beer and passed hors d’oeuvres for just $20… and all the proceeds will go to Share Our Strength. Get your tickets here; we’ll be sniffing our spice rack all weekend.