Can you believe that Chowderfest 2017 has already come and gone? The day goes by so fast, and I don’t know whether it’s because I’m drowning myself in dairy or if it’s the drinking that goes along with it, but after a couple days of recovery, I’m ready to talk about the day again.
Like I mentioned in my preview, I downgraded my goal of 20 to 10 this year, and I hit that goal with flying colors. In fact, I hit it within the first hour of Chowderfest, which I was awfully proud.
So I managed to hit the following 10 (in order of pics below):
- Circus Cafe
- Boca Bistro
- Comfort Kitchen
- Airstream Catering
- Fitzy’s Fork in the Road
- Henry Street Taproom
- The Parting Glass
- Fish at 30 Lake
I seriously thought that The Parting Glass had the winning chowder, and was SHOCKED to find out they didn’t win anything. If you followed me on social media that day, you know I rated it a 5/5, which I rarely do at Chowderfest. It was perfection.
But the winners ended up being:
People’s Choice: Thirsty Owl Bistro, seafood chowder
Best On Broadway: Thirsty Owl Bistro, seafood chowder
Best Off Broadway: Gaffney’s Restaurant, Southwest shrimp corn chowder
Best Non-Downtown: PJ’s Bar-B-QSA, veggie corn chowder with optional choice of BBQ meat
Best Newcomer: Dunning Street Station Bar & Grill, shrimp and lobster chowder
Best Dessert Chowder: Sweet Mimi’s
Hey, this is the second year in a row that Thirsty Owl has won, which means next year I have to put them on my list.
I hope everyone had a great Chowderfest! What was your favorite chowder? Comment below and share!