SOUPer Bowl to take place Feb. 1

The latest SOUPer Bowl will take place on Feb. 1. (Photo courtesy of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce)

The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce invites you to come in from the cold and enjoy a warm and tasty lunch at the 13th annual SOUPer Bowl to be held on Saturday, Feb. 1. The event will take place from noon to 3PM at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church on Fairway Drive, just off West Shore Road.

Sixteen of our wonderful local restaurants will be donating their best soups for the contest and hope to be voted Port Washington’s 2020 SOUPer Bowl Champ. This year’s soups range from a hearty Bacon Cheeseburger Chowder to a tasty Seafood Gumbo.

Visitors pay a small 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 the soups, everyone gets to vote for their favorites. When the ballots are tallied, the 2020 SOUPer Bowl Champ is determined. The winner will receive the “People’s Choice Award.”  There is also a “Kids’ Choice Award” which will be determined by tasters under 12 years old!

Before SOUPer Bowl opens to the public, a panel of judges will taste the soups and rate them based on many different qualities. The select Judges’ Panel includes local celebrities and gourmets.

This year’s panel includes award winning sports anchor Len Berman; Consultant Christine Sanchez (former right hand to Bobby Flay, including working on Iron Chef America and being part of his B-Team. Currently Christine heads up relish consulting, a culinary consulting and instruction business); Mat Lanfant, a local chef and owner of The Cooking Lab; gourmet Anne Arter from Commissioner Sponsor Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty; gourmet Joseph Canigiani from Commissioner Sponsor Joseph N. Canigiani, Inc. and Aubrie Westmaas, 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 community minded sponsors who make the event possible are:

Sponsors at the Commissioner include Joseph N. Canigiani, Inc. and Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sponsors at the Head Coach tier include Anton Community Newspapers; Blank Slate Media; Dime Community Bank; Lisa Donatelli Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Home Run Electric; Kiwanis Club of Manhasset-Port Washington; Kathy Levinson – Coldwell Banker Residential Braokerage; Maidenbaum Property Tax Reduction Group; Mathnasium – The Learning Center; Phillips Insurance and Reyes Brothers Remodeling.

Sponsors at the Assistant Coach tier include the Bart Group; Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth; Creative Snow by Cow Bay; Douglas Elliman Real Estate; NYS Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso; Chrissy and Matt Kiernan; Lorber/Hoffman Team – Your Key to Real Estate; Port Counseling Center; PW Green; Laurie and Marty Scheinman and Sherwin-Williams Paint Store.

Sponsors at the Fan tier include Bayside Tax & Wealth; Bendix Engineering; Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society; County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton; Long Island Boat Rentals; Luria Design & Style; N2 Design + Architecture; Om Sweet Om Yoga; Port Washington Adult Activities Center; RudanceNY; Sands Point Center for Health & Rehab.; Sheehan & Co., CPA, PC; Shields Plumbing & Hardware; The Tax Advisory Group and Town Clerk Wayne Wink.

Sponsors at the Tailgater tier include Austin F. Knowles Inc., Funeral Home; Ayhan’s Shish Kebab; Town Receiver of Taxes Charles E. Berman; Robert A. Carpentier, Esq.; Delux Transportation, Diane’s Place Hair Salon; Daniel Donatelli, Esq.; Evolution Pilates; Falconer Florist; Hefferin Tree & Landscape Contractors; Law Office of Kenneth S. Magida; Millenium Software; Mosquito Hunters of Northern Nassau County; My Little World Daycare; Norman Glavas Architects; Jeff Stone – Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Tori’s Place Ear Piercing Studio.

So join the fun and come to this delicious annual event. You will enjoy a great lunch courtesy of the participating food establishments, cast your vote to select the 2020 SOUPer Bowl Champ, and spend some time with your friends and neighbors on a cold winter’s afternoon. Guests will also be offered free tours of the magnificent Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church. Pay at the door – admission is just $10 and $5 for children under 6.

There is plenty of free parking. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 883-6566 or email

Submitted by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce.


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