Souper Bowl

Samantha Brooks and Ruthie Gottesman and Ruthie Gottesman

 

On Feb. 2, the United Methodist Church hosted Port Washington’s sixth annual SOUPer Bowl.  The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event every year close to Super Bowl Sunday.  Before the event opened to the public, six judges were invited to taste the soup samples.  This year they sampled soups from sixteen Port restaurants, cafes, and markets.  The event is also accompanied by a food drive.

The judges included Ms. Anne Arter, representative of Sotheby’s International Realty; Mr. Joe Canigiani, representative of Joseph N. Canigiani Inc.;  actor/artist Bob Young; Christine Sanchez, sous chef for Bobby Flay, Ms. Wendy Collett, the personal chef and owner of Dry Babe; and Ms. Teresa Milligan, a deaf-blind student from the Helen Keller National Center. Five hundred locals also voted for their favorite soups.

Sullivan’s Quay’s coconut and butternut squash soup won both the Judge’s and Peoples’ Choice Awards.  The runners-up for the People’s Choice were the potato and leek soup from Sweet Comfort Bakery & Café and the tortilla soup from the Main Street Bakery & Café.  The runners-up for the Judge’s Choice were the tortilla soup from Main Street Bakery & Cafe and the chicken noodle soup from Frank’s Pizza.

Donations of non-perishable food and a portion of event proceeds were donated to the Twin Pines Food Pantry.