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Chili My Soul- Closed Indefinitely

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ronsilverado Jul 18, 2009 05:56 PM

The sign on the door says that due to personal tragedy (the owner died i think?), the shop would be closed for an indefinite period of time. Seems like it must have happened a little while ago as the memorial service was in June, but I had not seen this mentioned on this board.

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    Jwsel Jul 18, 2009 10:53 PM

    Here is a blog that mentions Randy passing: http://familyoffood.blogspot.com/2009...

    That is a very sad news. Randy was a true 'hound. I know people objected to the prices at Chili My Soul, but Randy created a unique restaurant that was the type of place these boards were designed to identify.

    1. goodhealthgourmet Jul 19, 2009 05:25 AM

      from their website:

      "The restaurant will be closed due to personal circumstances, for more information please contact the restaurant by phone or email, and someone will get back to you. Thank you. "

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        TragicSandwich Sep 20, 2009 04:06 PM

        So sad to hear this. I was just craving Chili My Soul, and went to the website to see what they were offering today. I'm really sorry to hear about Randy's passing. Although I didn't know him, he created something unique--and delicious.

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          Hbear Nov 1, 2009 11:53 PM

          I caught a recent episode of the Food Network's "Chefs vs City," and they were at Chili My Soul... I hadn't read the news, so I was shocked when I drove out to it today! The "Chili My Soul" signs are all still up, the 2 tvs are still mounted, and there's a glass case with hot sauce in it. Does anyone have a happy update for me, or are all of those amazing recipes gone? How very sad if the owner's passing also means the end of his legacy! (Randy's family - please share the recipes at the very least!! Better yet, reopen!!)

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          Chili My Soul
          4928 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

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            BrianShaw Feb 19, 2010 11:59 AM

            Still gone, unfortunately.

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