Chowder of all kinds is a staple of St. Augustine palettes. It’s hard to walk into a local joint and not find chowder of some kind on their menu (don’t get us wrong, we’re not complaining). But with all those chowders to choose from, there has to be a way to find the best of the best. Enter the 35th Annual Great Chowder Debate. In this beloved local competition, restaurants from all over the area will go head to head as judges and the public decide whose chowder reigns supreme. Don’t miss out on this delicious debate.
The Great Chowder Debate will take place at The Conch House Marina on Sunday, November 4 starting at 12pm. Over 30 different restaurants come out to present more than 100 different chowders in five different categories – Minorcan Conch Chowder, Minorcan Clam Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, Seafood Chowder, and Non-Seafood Chowder. Tickets for chowder tastes will be sold for $1 each. Alongside the judged categories, guests can vote on their favorite chowders to decide which wins the “People’s Choice” award.
THE PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
This year’s participating restaurants (so far) are:
- A1A Ale Works
- Aunt Kate’s Restaurant
- The Beachcomber Restaurant
- The Conch House Marina Resort
- Creative Juices Natural Cafe
- The Oak Room Restaurant & Lounge at the Doubletree
- Fresh Market Island
- Fried Chicken Kitchen
- Guy Harvey Resort St. Augustine Beach
- Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille: St. Augustine
- Hot Shot Bakery
- Little Margies FA Cafe
- Lulu’s Waterfront Grille Official Site
- Luvin’ Oven Catering
- Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House
- Salt Life Food Shack St. Augustine
- St. Augustine Seafood Company
- Sunset Grille
- Terra & Acqua
- The Black Molly Grill
- The Tide’s Oyster Co. & Grill
Hosted by The Conch House, this event benefits Big Brothers, Big Sisters of St. Johns County. The organization is a mentoring program serving St. Johns County in the community and schools. Their mission is to enrich, encourage and empower children to reach their highest potential through safe, positive, one-to-one mentoring relationships.
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