Hobos Returns as Chili Champions

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February 4, 2014

Hobos Restaurant and Bar in Rehoboth Beach Delaware has again won the Polar Plunge Annual Chili Cook Off for Best Vegetarian Chili and Judges Choice Chili. Executive Chef Gretchen Hanson utilized her signature style which allows patrons to prepare their toppings themselves to suit their own heat level.

Strikingly different this year was the addition of Beyond Meat Chicken to a White Bean Chili with Pasilla Chiles and Tomatillos. Beyond Meat Chicken is a vegan protein made entirely of pea protein and non-GMO soy. The chili was entirely vegan and gluten free.

Over 400 chili tasters sampled the vegan chili on Saturday, February 1st. The chili is a seasonal specialty and has won a chili cook off award every year it has been entered. (Chef Hanson did not compete in 2013 due to a scheduling conflict.)

Hobos Restaurant and Bar is a Global Eco Fusion Bistro that caters to patrons with food allergies and food choices. For more information visit



Gretchen Hanson, Executive Chef and Owner

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