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Chowder Festival St Augustine FL

We are located just 1.5 miles from the Conch House, so

St. Augustine's Annual "Great Chowder Debate"
the first Sunday in November!

Hearty soups come to mind when we think of fall, don’t they? Corn chowder, cheddar chowder, clam chowder, Southern Illinois chowder, New England chowder, Manhattan chowder, Menorcan chowder, Coney Island clam chowder, Fulton market clam chowder, down east chowder, Boston clam chowder, she crab soup, west coast chowder, cod chowder, clam chowder with spinach and dill. Thin, thick; white, red. Yellow onions, red onions, green onions. Parsley leaves, bay leaves. Thyme, lime. Olive oil, lemony crème fraiche. Turmeric, garlic. Bacon, chicken, cherrystone clams, chopped clams, shucked clams. Potatoes diced, cubed, mashed. Baguettes, croutons, sourdough, ship biscuit. T’is the season!

Soup lovers from everywhere assemble in St. Augustine on the first Sunday in November, which brings not only great Florida fall temps (typically the pleasant 70s) but also marks the Ancient City’s Annual Great Chowder Debate. Over 30 restaurants donate their time, their talent, and their chowders as they compete for top honors in this tasty Shriners Childrens Hospitals fundraiser!

Tasting tickets are $1 each, and winners will be selected in the New England, Minorcan, conch ad/or seafood categories. Good Food, Good Fun for a Great Cause! Sponsored by and held at The Conch House Marina Resort, 57 Comares Avenue, 12:30 - 4 pm, 829.8646,

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Yes sign me up!