Edmonds restaurants step forward for annual chowder contest

Barkada, which just opened, is one of 10 competing
Jan 29, 2018
Photo by: Brian Soergel Salt & Iron won top prize for its traditional clam chowder last year. Pictured are chef Alex Marek and Camille Perrine.

Manhattan or New England? Or something else?

They’re both great chowders, as the last two years of the Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-Off has proved.

The third annual event, sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Edmonds Yacht Club, 326 Admiral Way. Early entry tickets are $15 and general entry tickets are $10. Early entry tickets get you in at 11 a.m.

Once again, there will be free street parking or in the gravel parking lot adjacent to Jacobson Marine.

Ten local restaurants are confirmed. Restaurants back to defend titles from last year are Salt & Iron and 190 Sunset. Also confirmed are Ivar’s, Romeo’s Restaurant, Bar Dojo, Claire’s Restaurant, Barkada (which just opened on Fifth Avenue South), Arnie’s, Chef Dane Catering, PCC Community Markets.

“So popular is this event that there are five restaurants on a waiting list to compete, should anyone back out,” chamber President Greg Urban said. “We want to apologize to anyone who didn’t make it into the competition this year; mark your calendars for next year.”

New this year, the Edmonds Chamber Foundation will have a Goodwill donation event outside the Edmonds Yacht Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Clean out your closets and help us fill the Goodwill truck,” Urban said. “Donations will help support local scholarships for students at Edmonds Community College.”

Proceeds from the Clam Chowder Cook-Off help the Edmonds Chamber produce the An Edmonds Kind of 4th parade and fireworks celebration.

Information and tickets: www.EdmondsCookoff.com.

 

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