A young taster at Souper Bowl 2011, a fundraiser in...

A young taster at Souper Bowl 2011, a fundraiser in Port Washington. Credit: handout

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 V, played on Feb. 4, will feature the soup stylings of 19 local establishments including four new Port restaurants: Aki Japanese, Café Capriccio, Innuendo and Mojito Café (which took over the space vacated by Vintage Port). Adults pay $7 (kids under 12, $3) for a tasting spoon and a ballot. Use the former to sample two-ounce portions of soup, the latter to vote for your favorite. In addition to the “People’s Choice,” a “Judge’s Choice” will be awarded by a panel of experts including sportscaster Len Berman, and Christine Sanchez, Bobby Flay’s sous chef.

At last year’s Souper Bowl, the judges awarded their blue ribbon to Louie’s Oyster Bar & Grill’s New England clam chowder; the “People’s Choice Award” went to Bagel Boss Café for its tomato bisque with mozzarella.

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. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 516-883-6566 or email pwcoc@optonline.net.

A happy taster at the 2011 Souper Bowl

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