2022 Chili Crawl Winners

The winners of the 2022 Chili Crawl are Brick House for Best Restaurant and Korneli’s Bar for Best Homemade.

Chef Trent at Brick House created his own White Chicken Chili recipe this year which was a big crowd pleaser. Chef Trent has been running the kitchen at Brick House for just over two years now.

This is Korneli’s third consecutive year winning Best Homemade chili. Jeff ‘Bear’ Berenz is the creator of this  now infamous homemade chili recipe.


Brick House- Best Restaurant

Korneli’s Bar – Best Homemade

Part of the Sturgeon Spectacular Weekend!

Feeling “chili” from all that time on the ice? Celebrate the Sturgeon Spectacular with a walk in Downtown Fond du Lac for the 13th Annual Chili Crawl being held Saturday, February 12th, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For just $10, crawlers can taste different chili concoctions made by our downtown businesses. The downtown business voted into the top spot gets the bragging rights of being called the year’s best chili!

On the morning of the event bring your ticket to 131 S. Main Street to check-in. There you will receive your official chili crawl map and voting ballot. Check-in opens at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. Chili is available beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Ballots will be split to allow voting on best restaurant chili and best home-cooked chili. Feel free to choose your own route for each stop.

The last stop on the crawl is Hopper’s Silk Screening and All-Star Trophy where your completed ballot can be redeemed by 2:00 p.m. for an official Chili Crawl commemorative pint glass.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to amber@downtownfdl.com

Tickets are transferable, but not refundable. Transferring a ticket to another individual  is the responsibility of the ticket holder. The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership will not facilitate exchanges. 

Previous Winners

Feb. 2022 – Brick House (restaurant) & Korneli’s (home-cooked)

Feb. 2021 – Hotel Retlaw (restaurant) & Korneli’s (home-cooked)

Feb. 2020 – Hotel Retlaw (restaurant) & Korneli’s (home-cooked)

Feb. 2019 – Yummy Bones (restaurant) & Knight Barry Title (home-cooked)

Feb. 2018 – Ziggy’s Pub (restaurant) & Knight Barry Title (home-cooked)

Feb. 2017 – Downtown Deli to Go

Feb. 2016 – Downtown Deli to Go

Dec. 2014 – Slim & Chubby’s

Dec. 2013 – Foot the Lake Candle Company

Feb. 2013 – Gallery & Frame Shop

Dec. 2011 – Cool Beans & Bagels

Dec. 2010 – Ramada Plaza Hotel: Cibo Steaks & Spirits

Dec. 2009 – Main Exchange

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