SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The Salt Kitchen & Bar at Hotel LBI serves as the main restaurant for the luxury hotel.

Upscale dining, driven by the bounty of local farmers and fisherman, this is fast becoming the newest tradition while visiting the island.

Taste and see what they have in store for our voters their rookie year.

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Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce presents the 31st Annual Chowder Cook Off Classic taking place Chowderfest Weekend October 5 & 6 at Taylor Avenue field in Beach Haven. 

For over 30 years champions have been made by attendees deciding their vote through unlimited tasting.

Cheer on Red, White and Creative restaurant competitors on Sunday October 5 along with live music, family entertainment and plenty of beverages on tap! 

10 a.m. entry for VIP and 11 a.m. for General Admission.

Tickets can purchased at www.chowderfest.com or by or stopping in to the Southern Ocean County Chamber Welcome Center located at 265 W. Ninth Street in Ship Bottom. 

Make it a weekend and visit dozens of chamber members under the big tents on Saturday October 5 for free Merchant Mart with plenty of pre-chowder activities including end of season bargain shopping, live band line up and pre-chowder games and activities taking place on the Chowderfest Grounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.