FCBuzz Goes Live! With Chowdafest, Sunday, February 3rd at the Webster Bank Arena. In four short years Chowdafest, a premier Connecticut chowder and soup competition, has grown so popular that it will be held at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard on Sunday, February 3.
Created and organized by members of The Unitarian Church, Westport, the annual fundraiser benefits Connecticut Food Bank. “The Yard has never hosted a culinary event before but we know foodies are a passionate group. We are excited to welcome them and to play a role in the continued success of Chowdafest.” said Howard Saffan, President of Harbor Yard Sports & Entertainment.
Thirty different chowders & soups will be featured in this competition where both children and adults get to be judges and vote for their favorite Classic New England Clam Chowder, Creative Chowder (anything other than New England) and Soup/Bisque. The restaurant roster currently includes: Banc House (Norwalk), Bloom Brothers (Norwalk), Blue Lemon (Westport), Bodega Taco Bar (Darien/Fairfield), The Brewhouse (Norwalk), Bobby Q’s (Westport), Close Harbour Seafood (Plantsville), Crab Shell (Stamford), Donovan’s (Norwalk), Dunville’s (Westport), Ginger Man (Norwalk), High Tide Gourmet (Madison), Liquid Lunch (Shelton / Milford), Mansion Clam House (Westport), Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro (Norwalk), Old Post Tavern (Fairfield), On the Rocks (E. Haddam), O’Neill’s (Norwalk), Restaurant at Rowayton (Rowayton), Rory’s (Darien), Southport Brewing Co. (Stamford/Fairfield), Super Duper Weenie Dog (Fairfield), Szaboro’s Seafood (Shelton) Tavern on Main (Westport) and Valencia Luncheria (Norwalk).
Everyone gets a spoon, pencil and ballot, samples each soup and chowder and judges on a scale from 6 (low) to 10 (high) with an optional half point bonus. The restaurant receiving the highest rating will be declared the winner in each category. So, come have a Souper Bowl Sunday with FCBuzz and Chowdafest!