Let the games begin.

In case you haven’t noticed, the 2013 Veggie Bingo season began almost three weeks ago at the Hideout in Chicago. And so far, it’s been a lot of fun. This week we have the talented lovelies Catherine Smitko and Ron Rains. I can’t wait!

We are also debuting the new poster–illustrated by the incredibly talented Laura Park. Steve W is screening them right now so we’ll have them at the Hideout on Wednesday. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to win one!

by Laura Park

by Laura Park

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Woo-hoo!

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Check out all the great prizes for this week! Everything will go — and the winners of the last few games will probably go home with a few of these beauties. Don’t forget we still have Michael at the grill cooking up those delicious Hot Doug’s dogs too. C’mon on down to the Hideout right now!

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One Last Game.

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I can’t believe we only have one more Bingo game this year!
Join us at the Hideout the last Wednesday of September as we play some bingo, eat some delicious hot dogs (generously donated by Hot Doug), win some great prizes*, and raise money for the Jean Carter-Hill Community Garden at Nicholson School.

World famous artist, knife thrower, Revolutionary, pirate and raconteur Michelle Faust and her loyal sidekick Nat Ward will be calling the numbers! Although I don’t think the chickens can make it.

A huge thank you to NeighborSpace for making these games possible this year!

*We’re giving away a big bag of farm-fresh organic vegetables from Irv & Shelley’s Fresh Picks, an city gardener’s dream EarthBox (donated by E.A.T. Chicago), some delicious Metropolis coffee, some spices from Urban Accents, some fresh-baked treats from Swim Cafe, a Hideout T-shirt from their recent hugely-successful Block Party, 3 Floyds beer plus a gift certificate to their amazing brew pub in Munster, IN, any number of food-related books from Agate Publishing (including our very own Soup & Bread Cookbook), and more! Can you believe it?! See you Wednesday!

(photograph by Jim Newberry)

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The Big Winners.

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Again we had a tie for the grand prize. The big bag of vegetables for one gal and Blanton’s Connoisseur sauce for the other. Delicious!

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Bingo!

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The Sarahs are doing a swell job of calling Bingo tonight. And how cute are their antennae!

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Where has the time gone?

OK people, we only have TWO more Bingo games this year! If you’ve been saying to yourself, “I really want to go to Veggie Bingo, I keep hearing how fun it is.” Now’s the time, folks—do not delay! Especially if you haven’t seen the new BINGO machine this year—it really is awesome. (Thanks Architectural Artifacts!)

This week we have the very lovely and talented Sarahs—Sarah Bortt and Sarah Dandelles—and your Bingo money will benefit Riverbank Neighbors, a enchanting little walk along the east side of the Chicago river just south of Montrose Ave. All thanks to our pals at NeighborSpace.

Please join us Wednesday night (9/19, 5:30-8PM) for a exhilarating round of Bingo games and possibly walk away with any number of prizes—including a huge bag of fresh, organic vegetables from Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks, an EarthBox (generously donated by E.A.T. Chicago) to grow your our vegetables, and countless other goodies—all while chowing on some delicious dogs from Hot Doug’s!

See you tomorrow at the Hideout!

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Veggieless Bingo.

Due to circumstances beyond our control tonight we were veggie-FREE bingo, as our vegetable grand prize had gone awol. Ack! And then, to make matters worse, we had a tie for the final game! Well, thanks to our friends at Smoque and Three Floyds we had enough prizes to go around. We gave a Smoque gift certificate and a big bottle of delicious beer to the winner of the tie-breaker and a pound of Metropolis Coffee to the runner-up. Here are the lucky ladies with this evening’s callers: Helen Tsatsos and Cleetus Friedman. Yea team!

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by | September 13, 2012 · 2:11 am