Chowdah Fest Returns For A Second Year
By Anthony Todd in Food on Jan 25, 2012 7:40PM
The host of the event, the Columbia Yacht Club.
Chowdah Fest is the brainchild of Jeff Reid, owner of Imagine Festivals (which also produced the Chicago Ice Cream Fest). This year, some pretty heavy hitters will be cooking up your fish and competing to win an audience choice award for "Best Chowdah in Town." Participating chefs include Giuseppe Tentori (GT Fish and Oyster), Nicole Pederson (C-House), Mark Stauer (The Bedford), Susan Goss (West Town Tavern), Brandon Baltzley and more. If you buy a ticket, you'll get to taste every chowder - with so many fabulous chefs on board, it turns out to be quite a bargain.
The event is again being held on board the Columbia Yacht Club's 1940s era Icebreaker, moored in the harbor. We can't imagine a better atmosphere to eat seafood, and you can bet that we'll be there. The proceeds will be donated to the Sea Scouts youth sailing program. Buy tickets here for $35 - $50 if you wait until February.