Sunday, March 30, 2014

Da Lobsta at Chowdah Fest Monday, March 31 at Columbia Yacht Club

Who's going to nab the title, "Best Chowdah in Town?" Every yearDa Lobsta Chowdah Fest Graphic final_et around this time, the Columbia Yacht Club of Chicago (111 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60601) fills up an anchored ship and holds a competition to find the best chowder in the Midwest and Da Lobsta will be there offering up its delicious New England Clam Chowda.  They will be joining 13 other Chicago “chowder” aficionados in hopes of capturing the “Best Chowder” title at the 2014 Chowdah Fest.

There will be three professional judges including Chef/Author Ina Pinkney, former Blackbird Restaurant mixologist Lynn M. House, and Jimmy Bannos Sr. Plus, a Fan Favorite Award that gives you a chance to vote for your favorite. (Pick me!)

This year’s event begins at 6.30 p.m., March 31. The cost is $55 per person. Come and cheer for Da Lobsta and enjoy the best chowder in the land. All proceeds from the event go toward youth sailing programs in the city.  For more information on the event or to buy tickets, go here.  

Competing alongside Da Lobsta are:

Ryan McCaskey of Acadia (last year’s winner)
Michael Kornick & Aaron Webb of Fish Bar
Chef Marita Tantivirasut 
of Bites Asian Tapas
Chef Julius Russell 
Chef Leonard Hollander 
Johnny Anderes of Telegraph
Dirk & Terry Fucik of Dirk's Fish & Gourmet 
Derek Simcik of Atwater Cafe 
Roger Waysok of Southwater Kitchen 
Jeff & Rob Mazza of 
New England Seafood Co. 
Kelsey Winter-Troutwine of Billy Sunday 
Tommy Zarlengo 

Can’t make it to Chowdah Fest? Stop by either of Da Lobsta’s two Chicago locations, 131 N. Clinton at the Chicago French Market or Gold Coast at 12 E. Cedar and enjoy a delicious bowl of their New England Clam Chowda, $6 small; $8 large. Visit for more information.

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