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 or by calling 805.963.6754 x109 – all proceeds benefit Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County – a 501 (c)3 nonprofit.

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10 Responses to CHOWDER FEST

  1. s.o. says:

    does that count as community service hours?

  2. Glenn says:

    Weird that neither Brophy nor Mac’s is doing this.

  3. Mac says:

    It’s my eldest son’s 3rd birthday party that day so I’ll be knee deep in cake and pirate booty else we’d be there to cause some havoc. Appreciate the shout out though Glenn!

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