Thank you to everyone who attended our 8th annual Chowder Cook-Off! We enjoyed a great day under the tent at the Tanger Outlets.
Congratulations to our 2012 award winners!
1st Place – Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood
2nd Place – Rockfish Bakery, Lincoln City
3rd Place – J’s Fish & Chips, Lincoln City
People’s Choice – Timberline Lodge
This annual event is Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 noon-6 pm at the Tanger Outlets in Lincoln City. Enjoy the comfort food of the Oregon coast, prepared by some of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 (Noon-6pm)
This fun-filled event features a “Best Chowder” competition, local beers and wines, live music, face-painting and more! Help your favorite chowder take home the People’s Choice Award by casting your vote.
New Location & Parking: The Tanger Outlets in Lincoln City, 1500 SE East Devils Lake Road. Parking is available in the parking garage on the east side of the outlet mall (look for the signs and attendants!).
$5 admission includes 10 tasting-sized portions. Children ages 12 and under may enter for free.
Schedule of Events:
12noon – Chowder Cook-Off Opens
12noon – People’s Choice Voting Begins
12noon-5:30pm – Enter to win the Grand Prize Package: $500 Tanger gift card, Signature Lincoln City Glass Float and Lincoln City Culinary Center Gift Certificate (need not be present to win)
5pm – People’s Choice voting ends
5pm-6pm – 16oz to-go portions available for purchase
5:45pm – Judges Choice Awards, People’s Choice Award and Grand Prize Winner announced
6:00pm – Chowder Cook-Off ends
All Day Activities Include:
FREE – Enjoy live music from the Ivie-Meziere Band and the Ellen Whyte Duo
FREE – Catch Your Dinner: Learn the best way to dig clams with local expert Bill Lackner
FREE – Face-painting
FREE – Hourly door prize drawings
Don’t miss 102.7 KYTE FM’s live radio remote from 12:30 – 3:30pm!
2012 Participating Restaurants
Garry Meziere grew up listening to rock and roll, country, jazz, and blues which he has drawn on through the years to create his original and unique style of playing and writing music. His music covers a wide spectrum of the blues which has become a trademark for the guitarist. Orvil Ivie is and has always has been one of Oregon’s finest and most talented musicians. His music style has a wide range of influences with deep roots in rock, blues and Contemporary jazz. His playing is both driving and subtle when need be and will leave you spellbound and craving more.
Ellen Whyte Duo
Ellen has fronted bands continuously now for 30 years, as she has a number critically acclaimed albums and is a multi award winning singer/songwriter. Ellen is known for her astonishing vocals, as she gracefully moves among genres from blues to jazz to funk and ballads. She’s won numerous awards for her work, including consideration for two Grammy Award nominations in 1999.
Rob Pounding, Blackfish Cafe & Rockfish Bakery (Bio)
Michael Valoppi, The Lodge at Suttle Lake (Bio)
Billee Jo Winskowski, Northwest Regional Sales Manager – Westminster Bakers Co.
Billie Jo is a first level Sommelier and has spent the last 40 plus years in the food industry. From fast food to fine dining, from retail grocer account manager to broadline food service account manager, from a manufacturer representative to being the successful small business owner of Wine 101 – The Gathering Place a small wine bar – wine shop in Mukilteo, WA. Food has always been a passion. She loves to sit with a glass of wine and watch her husband create fabulous nightly meals (and clean up the kitchen as he uses every dish in the house…) She loves sharing the Westminster Baker experience. These original style (180 year recipe) oyster soup crackers are all natural and no preservatives will not get soggy in your wonderful soup!!!