Port Washington Chamber of Commerce hosts annual SOUPer Bowl

The Island Now

With a championship at stake the competition should be fierce when the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce host’s the 11th annual SOUPer Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 3 prior to that other title game.

The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church on Fairway Drive.

Fifteen local restaurants will be donating soups for the contest and hope to be voted Port Washington’s 2018 SOUPer Bowl Champion.

Visitors an admission fee and are given a hand stamp and a ballot. The hand stamp allows them to sample two ounces of each of the soups donated by the restaurants. The restaurants also provide bread and crackers for the tasters.

After trying all of the soups, visitors vote for their favorites.

When the ballots are tallied, the 2018 SOUPer Bowl Champ is determined. The winner will receive the “People’s Choice Award.”

This year’s soups range from a hearty chicken noodle to an exotic Greek Islands seafood chowder.

There will also be a select judge’s panel, including local celebrities. Before opening to the public, a panel of judges taste the soups and rate them based on many different qualities.

This year’s judge’s panel includes award winning sports anchor Len Berman, celebrity chef and newscaster Julian Phillips, consultant Christine Sanchez, Anne Arter from Commissioner Sponsor Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, Joseph Canigiani from Commissioner Sponsor Joseph N. Canigiani Inc., and Donald Gore, a deaf-blind client from the Helen Keller National Center.

The winner, as determined by a vote of the panel, is given the prestigious “Judges’ Choice Award.”

The sponsors who make the event possible are: Commissioner sponsors Joseph N. Canigiani, Inc. and Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty; Head Coach sponsors Dime Community Bank and Home Run Electric; Assistant Coach Sponsors 3V Dental, Kathy Levinson of Coldwell Banker, Reyes Brothers Remodeling and Sherwin-Williams Paint Store; and Fan Sponsors Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso, Sheehan and Company, CPAs., Bruce A. Sims, DMD and The Tax Advisory Group. Falconer Florist provides the festive balloon bouquets.

Admission is $10 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Parking is free. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 883-6566 or email office@pwcoc.org.

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