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Plans For Port's SOUPer Bowl VII Set

Annual event takes pace from noon to 3 p.m. at Fellowship Hall in the United Methodist Church in Port Washington on Feb. 1.

Participants taste some of the offerings at a recent SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington. (Courtesy photo)
Participants taste some of the offerings at a recent SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington. (Courtesy photo)

The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for SOUPer Bowl VII to be held Feb. 1.

The event takes pace from noon to 3 p.m. at Fellowship Hall in the United Methodist Church, 35 Middle Neck Rd, just north of the Village Club of Sands Point entrance.

Seventeen of Port Washington eateries will donate their best soups for the contest with a hope of beciming Port Washington’s 2014 SOUPer Bowl Champ. 

Event organizers are inviting residents to buy a spoon and become a tasters. 

For the price of admission, tasters will be given a hand stamp and a ballot. The hand stamp allows participants to sample two ounces of each soup donated by the restaurants. 

The soup selections range from standards like chicken noodle to a flavorful seafood bisque. The restaurants also provide bread and crackers.

When all the ballots are tallied, the 2014 SOUPer Bowl Champ will receive the “People’s Choice Award.”

Before the event opens to the public, there will be a tasting by a select judges’ panel of three local celebrities including: Oscar-nominated actor Burt Young; Emmy-winning sports anchor Len Berman and Emmy-winning news anchor; and celebrity chef Julian Phillips have been chosen as judges.

Rounding out the panel are Joey Aranzubia, a deaf-blind student from the Helen Keller National Center; Anne Arter of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty; Joe Canigiani of Joseph N. Canigiani, Inc.; and Wendy Collett, personal chef and owner of Dry Babe. 

The winner, as determined by a vote of the Panel, is given the prestigious “Judges’ Choice Award.”

A raffle will be held a $100 gift certificate to a SOUPer participating restaurant of the winner’s choice. Second place is a $75 gift certificate and third prize is a $50 gift certificate. The balloon centerpieces, created by S.F. Falconer Florist, will also be raffled off.

Admission at the door is  $7 for “touchdown” fee for adults and a $3 “field goal” fee for children under 12. 

For more information, call the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce at (516) 883-6566 or email office@pwcoc.org. 

As in the past, this year the event will include a food drive. Visitors may bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Twin Pines consumers food pantry.

Participating eateries include:

  • Amsterdam at Harborside
  • Ayhan’s Fish Kebab                                               
  • Ayhan’s Mediterranean Marketplace
  • Ayhan’s Shish Kebab           
  • Bonsai
  • Catering By Colombo
  • El Ray De La Cocina
  • Finn MacCool’s                                                           
  • Frank’s Pizza           
  • Gino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant                                               
  • Green Leaf
  • Pepe Rosso
  • Port Café
  • Port Washington Diner
  • Sullivan’s Quay                                                           
  • Toscanini
  • Wild Honey on Main

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