2011 Norwalk, CT, Chowdafest Winners

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Several restaurants served up steaming bowls of chowder and soups to over 1,500 people at this year’s event, which is held to raise money and food for the Connecticut Food Bank. Here are this year’s winners:

Classic New England Clam Chowder:

  • 1st Place: Mansion Clam House (Westport)
  • 2nd Place: MacKenzies (Fairfield)
  • 3rd Place: Old Post Tavern (Fairfield)

Creative Chowder:

  • 1st Place: Southport Brewing Co. (Fairfield): Corn & Pablano Chowder
  • 2nd Place: The Ginger Man, (Norwalk): Sweet Potato Clam Chowder
  • 3rd Place: River House (Westport): Seafood Chowder


  • 1st Place: Nicholas Roberst Gourmet Bistro (Norwalk): Lobster Bisque
  • 2nd Place: Liquid Lunch (Shelton & Milford): Buffalo Chicken Soup
  • 3rd Place: Soup Alley (Norwalk & Wilton): El Queso Grande

For more information:

Chowdafest Homepage

Read the full story:

Westport News

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