Step in from the cold this Saturday for a warm and tasty lunch at the 6th annual SOUPer Bowl. Sponsored by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, this popular event runs from 12-3 p.m. at Fellowship Hall in the United Methodist Church. The chamber will also be collecting non-perishable food for the Twin Pines Food Pantry and donate a portion of the net proceeds to the food pantry.
This year, 17 local restaurants and markets will donate their best soups for the contest and hope to be voted Port Washington’s 2013 SOUPer Bowl Champ. Everyone is invited to “Buy a Spoon” and become a “Taster.” Here's how it works: upon paying the admission fee, you will receive a hand stamp and a ballot. The hand stamp allows you to sample two ounces of each of the soups donated by the restaurants. The restaurants also provide bread and crackers for the tasters. Then, vote for your favorite soups, and when all the ballots are tallied, the 2013 SOUPer Bowl Champ is determined. The winner will receive the “People’s Choice Award.”
Before the event opens to the public, there is a select Judges’ Panel. The panel includes two celebrities this year – actor/artist Burt Young and Christine Sanchez, sous chef for Bobby Flay. Rounding out the panel are Anne Arter of Commissioner Sponsor Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty; Joe Canigiani of Commissioner Sponsor Joseph N. Canigiani; Wendy Collett, personal chef and owner of Dry Babe, and Teresa Milligan, a deaf-blind student from the Helen Keller National Center. The winner, as determined by a vote of the Panel, is given the prestigious “Judges’ Choice Award.”
This event always draws a crowe. Pay at the door – just a $7 “touchdown” fee for adults and a $3 “field goal” fee for children under 12.
The participating restaurants, markets and cafes are:
Amsterdam at Harborside
Ayhan’s Fish Kebab
Ayhan’s Mediterranean Marketplace
Ayhan’s Shish Kebab
Bagel Boss Café
Gino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
H on the Harbor
Main Street Bakery
Marino’s on the Bay
Pepe Rosso 24
Port Washington Diner
Sweet Comfort Bakery
There is plenty of free parking. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 883-6566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.