Tomorrow, Saturday, September 29, the Hi-Life in Ballard will celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Old Ballard Firehouse 18 with the 2nd annual Pancake & Chili Feed and Seattle Firefighter’s Chili Cook-off to benefit Seattle’s Bravest Charity and David H. Jacobs Foundation. The old Ballard Firehouse (5425 Russell Ave NW) was built as Seattle’s station 18 in 1911. After being retired in the 1970’s, the building has been home to many things, including the current tenant, The Hi-Life restaurant.
The Pancake Feed starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes through noon. It costs $10 for adults and $6 for children, and includes buttermilk pancakes, eggs and bacon.
From noon to 5 p.m., five teams from the Seattle Fire Department will compete in a chili cook-off to with the “Golden Ladle.” The cook-off will happen outside, in front of the restaurant, and the judging starts at 4:30 p.m. The Chili Feed starts at 5 p.m., and all chilies will be available. The dinner costs $12 for adults and $6 for kids and includes a bowl of your choice of chili, cornbread and salad. Or, if you just want to try the chili, you can get a bowl for $6.
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