The SOUPer Bowl Committee of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce turned this premiere foodie event into a safe and fun contest for these unprecedented times. SOUPer Bowl XV took place on February 5, 2022 – in people’s homes!

Local restaurants donated their best soups to the event. But instead of a large gathering, people went to the Chamber’s website,, and signed up to be a taster. The soup reservations were sold out in a week! On SOUPer Bowl Saturday – February 5 – people who registered went to the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church and picked up a reusable tote bag full of 6-ounce portions of each soup to take home. They then heated and tasted the soups and voted online for their favorites. Kids voted for their favorite soup, too, to determine the Kids’ Choice.

The votes were tallied and this year the SOUPer Bowl Champs are:
Adults’ Choice: Cactus Café for Chicken Corn Chowder

Kids’ Choice – a four-way tie!
(in alphabetical order)
Ayhan’s Mediterranean Marketplace for turkey chili soup
Carlo’s Pizza for Linda’s chicken noodle soup
Finn MacCool’s for tomato, roasted garlic & arugula soup
Wild Honey on Main for potato & smoked gruyere soup

All the community-spirited restaurants received raves from the tasters for their delicious, tasty soups and they are sure to be selling a lot of it in the coming weeks. The other generous participants are:
Ayhan’s Shish Kebab
Margarita’s Café
Port Washington Diner
Sullivan’s Quay
Wild Goose
Yummy Gyro

Chamber president Debbie Greco Cohen said they are very grateful to the sponsors who support our community and make this event possible. They are:
EVENT SPONSOR – Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
COMMISSIONER – Bayside Tax & Wealth
HEAD COACHES- Anton Media Group, Blank Slate Media, Creative Snow by Cow Bay, Lisa Donatelli, LRES, CBR – Douglas Elliman Real Estate, SDK Heiberger LLP Real Estate Law, Ikedo Ramen, Kiwanis Club of Manhasset-Port Washington, Kathy Levinson – Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Maidenbaum Property Tax Reduction Group, LLC, Mosquito Hunters of Northern Nassau County, Phyllis Realmuto – Daniel Gale Sotheby’s, PW College Consulting/ Paula Whitman, Reyes Brothers Remodeling & Design, Alexis Siegel and Amy Rosenberg – The A Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Wash Salon
ASSISTANT COACHES – Castle Rock Contractors, Dime Community Bank, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Dr. William Haagenson and Mayor of Baxter Estates Nora Haagenson, Hefferin Tree & Landscape, Helen Keller National Center, Joy Products, Lorber/Hoffman Team, Parent Resource Center, Paumanok-Port Washington Lodge No. 855, Masons, Port Washington Calendar, Port Washington Children’s Center, Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore/ Gan Shalom, Dawn Serignese – Daniel Gale Sotheby’s, Stewy’s Factory Outlet
FANS – Bart Group Merchant Services, Bendix Engineering, Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, Mariann Dalimonte, Town Councilwoman, Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Nassau County Legislator, Jennifer DeSena, Town Supervisor, FAST Sports, Beth Michalson Fiore – GRPHXstudio, Mark Lampl, Executive Transition Coaching, Long Island Builders, Veronica Lurvey, Town Councilwoman, Kenneth S. Magida Law, MomTime Events, N2 Design + Architecture, Oh My Goodness Organic Play Café, Elaine Phillips, Nassau County Comptroller, Port Washington Adult Activities Center, Project HELP Long Island, Gina Silletti, NYS Assemblywoman, Smusht, Jeff Stone – Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Strategic Planning & Communications, Tori’s Place Ear Piercing Salon, Zelik Ziegelbaum, RPT

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