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Soup's on before Supe's on in Oakdale

Snapper Inn, Oakdale

Snapper Inn, Oakdale Credit: Snapper Inn

One day before the Super Bowl, chowders compete in Oakdale.

It's the annual Long Island chowder contest, hosted by The Snapper Inn on Saturday. Manhattan and New England clam chowders are in the competition, along with seafood bisque, with winners selected in each category.

Restaurants participating this year incude the Inn itself,  H2O Seafood Grill in Smithtown, The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House in Roslyn, the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip, Porters on the Lane in Bellport, Sea Levels in Brightwaters, Riverbay in Williston Park, and View in Oakdale.

The public is invited to sample the chowders and bisque for free. But a $10 donation to the Great South Bay Nature Conservancy is suggested.

The contest starts at noon, with winners announced about 2 p.m.

The Snapper Inn, 500 Shore Dr., Oakdale; 631-589-0248.

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