The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
As Super Bowl Sunday draws near, so does Souper Bowl Saturday, that annual celebration of soup sponsored by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce.
Souper Bowl VI, played on Feb. 2, will feature the soup stylings of 17 local establishments including Ayhans (Fish Kebab and Shish Kebab and Mediterranean Marketplace), Main Street Bakery, Pepe Rosso and Toscanini.
Adults pay $7 (kids under 12, $3) for a tasting spoon and a ballot. Use the former to sample 2-ounce portions of soup, the latter to vote for your favorite. In addition to the Peoples Choice, a Judges Choice will be awarded by a panel of experts, including actor Burt Young (best known for playing Sylvester Stallones brother-in-law Paulie in Rocky) and Christine Sanchez, Bobby Flays sous chef.
At last years Souper Bowl, the judges awarded their blue ribbon to the now-defunct Innuendo for its logmahn soup; the Peoples Choice Award went to the potato-leek soup from the Amsterdam at Harborside, a life-care residential community. Sullivans Quay got the silver from both the judges and the people for its mulligatawny.
The battle is joined from noon to 3 p.m. at Fellowship Hall in the United Methodist Church, 35 Middle Neck Rd., Port Washington. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Twin Pines Consumers Food Pantry. The event will also include a food drive, so please bring nonperishable food items to donate. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 516-883-6566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.