2nd Annual Chowder Champ crowned!

Nearly 450 attended the 2nd Annual Santa Barbara Chowder Fest on October 23, 2011 at the Montecito Country Club to enjoy 30 varieties of Chowder and the offerings of 10 wineries and 5 breweries among a host of amazing auction items and one fabulous raffle where one person Tim Trager of Hill & Trager walked off with 52 botles of wine!

Judges Michael Cervin, Chef William S. Bloxsom-Carter and Chef Edie Robertson all had a tough time narrowing their choices down to the top three in each category of clam and creative.

Overall Chowder Champ

Y’s Foods Napa (from Napa Valley)

People’s Choice Award

Arch Rock Fish 



1st Place – Useless Bay Seafoods
2nd Place – Marmalade Cafe
3rd Place – Lazy Acres


1st Place – Y’s Foods Napa
2nd Place – Boathouse
3rd Place – Museum Cafe

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