Over twenty restaurants both local and from out of town will compete for Santa Barbara Chowder Champ on October 28, noon -4 p.m. at the Montecito Country Club in Food & Home Magazine’s 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Chowder Fest. Judges for the event will be Food Network’s Iron Chef winner Cat Cora and Santa Barbara’s The Restaurant Guy.
Chowder participants include: Aldo’s Restaurant, Aloha Charlie Fish Company, Arch Rock Fish, Bay Roadhouse, Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach, Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, FortunFoods, Four Seasons Hotel, Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood, Marmalade Café, Max’s Restaurant, Montecito Country Club, Museum Café, New West Catering, Olio e Limone Ristorante, Outback Steakhouse, Palace Grill, Scarlett Begonia, UCSB Faculty Club, Useless Bay Seafoods and World Cuisine Express.
Wineries: Brander Winery, Giessinger Winery, Kalyra Winery, Lieff Wines, Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Seawind Wines, Silver Winery, Stolpman Wines and Whitcraft Winery.
Breweries: The Brewhouse, Eureka!, Figueroa Mountain Brewery, Firestone Walker Brewing, Island Brewing Co., Jordano’s/Pacific Beverage
Other Purveyors: Cabot Creamery, Vermont, Chocolats du CaliBressan, Luna Olivo, Matilija Pure Water, Via Maestra, Westminster Cracker Co.
Tickets are $65 and can be bought at sbchowderfest.com or by calling 805.963.6754 x109 – all proceeds benefit Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County – a 501 (c)3 nonprofit.