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Long Island restaurants to compete in SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

Last year's SOUPer bowl winner was this loaded

Last year's SOUPer bowl winner was this loaded baked potato soup by Jonathan Chevlin, chef at O'Hara's Ale House & Grill in Port Washington. Credit: Jonathan Chevlin

For the ninth year in a row, Port Washington is celebrating SOUPer Bowl Saturday (Feb. 6) with a soup-making competition among local restaurants. The competition runs from noon to 3 p.m. and this year it’s in a new location: Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church.

Here’s how it works: You buy a spoon ($7 for adults and $3 for kids younger than 12) and then taste your way around the tables. About 20 local restaurants will be participating, including Ayhan’s Shish Kebab, f.i.s.h. on Main, Bosphorus Café Grill, Finn MacCool’s, Harbor Q, O’Hara’s Ale House & Grill, Organico, Rosso Uptown, Sullivan’s Quay, Wild Honey and Yummy Gyro.

Two awards are given, a people’s choice and a judges’ choice. Last year, both were won by O’Hara’s Ale House for its loaded baked potato soup. This year’s judges include WOR-AM morning radio host (and former NBC sports anchor) Len Berman.

There will also be a raffle whose grand prize is a $100 gift certificate to the competing restaurant of the winner’s choice. Second place is a $75 gift certificate; third place, $50.

Guests are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to the Our Lady of Fatima church food pantry. Proceeds from the event also support the pantry, as well as fund projects overseen by the sponsor, the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce.

Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church is at 100 Fairway Dr. (near Harbor Links Golf Course), Port Washington. For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 516-883-6566 or

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