Florence’s annual fall festival, hosted by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, delivered 100 percent again this year during Chowder, Blues and Brews. More than 1,100 people attended over the weekend; 516 stood in line as part of the people’s choice chowder tasting competition.
The music was excellent, the food was fantastic, and the beer was delicious, served in at least a dozen flavors and fizzes, all the tastiest treats on the coast.
The main event, a chowder cook-off., attracted some serious chowder connoisseurs.
The winners are:
1st place: Burger Bungalow, Vancouver Wash. (#3)
2nd place: Sporthaven Marina, Brookings, Ore. (#4)
1st place: Trios, Three Rivers Casino and Hotel, Florence (#5)
2nd place: Burger Bungalow (#3)
Maple Street Grille (#2)
Kelly’s Cantina (#6)
1st place: Jeannine Ross, Eugene
2nd place: Sonja Ingle, Florence
Photos, left to right: ICM Restaurant, Ninkasi Beer, Bigfoot band, Coup d’Bop band, Original Shrimp and Crab Co., and dancers who love the blues.For the complete article see the 09-26-2012 issue.
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