Saturday, October 12th

3:30pm – 6:30pm


Don’t miss out on the 18th annual Chili Crawl!

The Little Apple Optimist club is hosting their 18th annual Chili Crawl with some of the best restaurants in Aggieville, Manhattan, KS. For one price, you will spend the afternoon sampling all the best that Aggieville has to offer while helping to support youth activities in the community.

After tasting 13 different chili recipes, then vote for your favorite giving that restaurant bragging rights to the “ BEST CHILI in the ‘VILLE”. Each restaurant is hosted by an Optimist club member and volunteers from either sponsors or recipients of past fund raising events by the Little Apple Optimist club. This is a fun community event highlighting the Little Apple Optimist Club programs, Aggieville and financial sponsors to the event.

How It Works


Event Check In

All attendees must check in at the patio of Johnny Kaws Yard Bar, located at 1213 Moro in Aggieville.

What to Expect

After check in, attendees are given a ticket which lists the participating restaurants of the afternoon. This ticket gets you entry to each restaurant and doubles as your scoring card for the chili. As you stop at each restaurant, simply present your ticket and receive a sample of chili which the restaurant prepared specifically for the event!

Then, keep notes as to which restaurant is your favorite. When complete, circle your favorite restaurant and leave your ticket where votes will be counted.

An event for a cause

Proceeds of the event will go to benefit youth programs in the Manhattan area.


Auntie Mae’s Parlor

Bluestem Bistro

Bluemont Hotel

Bombay Bites

Buffalo Wild Wings

Cold Stone Creamery

Dirty Dawgs Saloon

Eighteen 63


Johnny Kaw’s Yard Bar

Kite’s Grille and Bar