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Chowder Cook-Off - March 4th

The N.C. 4th of July Festival's 2nd Annual Chowder Cook OffFebruary 27, 2012 - Southport, NC - The N.C. 4th of July Festival's 2nd Annual Chowder Cook Off will be held on Sunday, March 4th from 1pm-4pm at the Oak Island Moose Lodge. In addition to the chowder tasting, there will be a wine tasting by Silver Coast Winery, a baked goods sale, entertainment by "Party of Two", 50/50 raffle, Door Prizes, and cash bar. Advanced tickets are $8.00 and available at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, 4433 Long Beach Road. Tickets at the door will be $10.00. A limited number of tickets will be sold.

Chowder Cook-off awards will be decided by People's Choice Ballots of those attending and tasting chowder. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in Professional Division and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in Individual Division. There will be an overall Best Decorated Space award.

Entered in this year's event in the Professional Division – Coastal Catering & Events – Clam Chowder & Corn Chowder; Duffer's Pub & Grille – New England Clam Chowder; Fishy Fishy Café' –New England Clam Chowder; and Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering – Annie's Clam Soup. Entered in the Individual Chowder Division – David & Nancy Kelly – Champ Chowder; Justin Munson & Mike Dobosh – Seamen's Stew; Steve Leimer –Brunswick Chowder and Paul Yeso – Lucy's Choice Chowder.

The winners from the 2011 event were – Best Decorated Booth - Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering; Best Individual Chowder – Tucker & Denise Pacula, Pacula Builders Best Constructed Chowder; Best Professional Division – Duffer's Restaurant @ Oak Island Golf & Country Club.

This is a fund raiser for the N.C. 4th of July Festival, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote patriotism and celebrate our nation’s independence. For more information contact: 910-457-5578.



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