Public Picks Winner of Tasty ‘Soup Off’ Contest

10/27/2011
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Chefs from across Fairbanks are putting their best soups forward for the second annual Soup Off, a benefit for the Breadline’s Stone Soup Café. Chefs from local restaurants and cafés craft their finest soups and gather at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge to be judged by the public in a competition for the coveted golden ladle.

Last year brought fierce competition from restaurants like Lavelle’s Bistro, Bobby’s, the Co-Op Diner and Gambardella’s. In the end,  Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge’s own, chef Steve Frazer won the golden ladle. This year’s competition will feature 11 different soups, from crab bisque to mushroom barley to vegan offerings.

The event will also feature a wine tasting, courtesy of K&L Distributors, a coffee tasting provided by Diving Duck Coffee and live music. Participants can bid on delicious desserts and items including dining, services and gift certificates, fuel, oil, a quilt, Fairbanks Concert Association tickets, a week in a Baja casita that sleeps four, French cooking lessons and artwork.

The Stone Soup Café is located in the downstairs of the former Eagles Hall. It serves a hot breakfast and passes out sack lunches Monday through Friday to help feed the hungry in Fairbanks.

Soup Off
When: Saturday, Oct. 29
Where: Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Tickets: $35, available at If Only, Take 5, Team Cutters, Image Optical, Grassroots Guitar or by calling 907-374-9981. Must be 21 or older.

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