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Port Washington SOUPer Bowl VII

At the 2013 Souper Bowl in Port Washington,

At the 2013 Souper Bowl in Port Washington, town police commissioner Dave Franklin ladles out a cup of the winning soup: coconut-butternut squash soup from Sullivan's Quay. (Feb. 2, 2013) (Credit: Port Washington Chamber of Commerce)

As Super Bowl Sunday draws near, so does SOUPer Bowl Saturday, that annual celebration of soup sponsored by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce.

SOUPer Bowl VII, played on Feb. 1, will feature the soup stylings of 17 local establishments including Ayhan’s (Fish Kebab and Shish Kebab and Mediterranean Marketplace), El Rey De La Cocina, Finn MacCool’s, Gino’s Pizzeria, Pepe Rosso and Toscanini and Wild Honey on Main.

Adults pay $7 (kids younger than 12, $3) for a tasting spoon and a ballot. Use the former to sample 2-ounce portions of soup, the latter to vote for your favorite. In addition to the People’s Choice, a Judge’s Choice will be awarded by a panel of experts, including actor Burt Young (best known for playing Sylvester Stallone’s brother-in-law Paulie in “Rocky”) and sports anchor Len Berman.

At last year’s SOUPer Bowl, both the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice awards went to Sullivan’s Quay for its coconut-butternut squash soup.

The battle will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at Fellowship Hall in the United Methodist Church, 35 Middle Neck Rd., Port Washington. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Twin Pines Consumers Food Pantry. The event will also include a food drive, so participants are asked to bring nonperishable food items to donate. There will also be a raffle whose grand prize is a $100 gift certificate to the SOUPer participating restaurant of the winner’s choice.

For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 516-883-6566 or email office@pwcoc.org.

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