Yes, Monday's barely over and I'm already thinking about the weekend. Here's one event I hope to hit on Saturday: the 12th annual chowder cookoff on the waterfront. This is the news release which found its way to my in box:
Nothing says Seattle more than the waterfront and a bowl of hot, tasty clam chowder. But which Seattle waterfront restaurant serves the best clam chowder?
You’ll have a chance to sample and vote on the best chowders around during the Twelfth Annual Seattle Waterfront Chowder Cook-Off during the Seattle Maritime Festival. Best of all – all net proceeds benefit Seattle maritime youth and community organizations.
Nine restaurants are participating in this year’s Cook-Off, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, May 10. Participants include: Anthony’s Pier 66, Bell Harbor Conference Center, Elliott’s Oyster House, The Crab Pot, The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar, Ivar’s, Steamer’s Seafood Cafe at Pier 56, TASTE at the Olympic Sculpture Park and Todd English’s Fish Club.
To join in the fun, purchase a Chowder Passport for only $5 at all participating restaurants or at the festival information booth at Pier 62/63 or Pier 66. Your Passport gives you the chance to enjoy a three-ounce sample of all chowders. Special chowder tasting areas will be created inside each restaurant.
The Chowder Passport includes a ballot for the People’s Choice Award. Also, you can enter to win free dinners from each participating restaurant.
All proceeds from the 2008 Chowder Cook-Off benefit the Seattle Propeller Club, which provides financial support for organizations such as the Sea Scouts, Youth Maritime Training Association, Catholic Seamen’s Club and other maritime programs.
What to Cook: What to Cook This Week - Today is a great one to buckle down and make pie dough or cranberry sauce, in anticipation of Thursday’s feast.
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