BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The 31st Annual LBI Chowderfest hosted by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce took place today, October 6, 2019. 

It was a beautiful day in the 70s with a wonderful breeze that kept the hot chowder tasting even better.

The 2019 attendees included, for Manhattan: Shore Fire Grille, Cluck ‘N Crabs, Lefty’s, Black Whale, Bistro 14 and the Mainland. 

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New England: Kubels Too, Hotel LBI, Chicken or the Egg, Bread & Brine, OCC. 

Creative: Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon, La Bamba, Country Kettle Chowda, Cuisine on the Green & The WooHoo.

The Official Results of the 2019 Chowderfest:

New England:
Grand Champion:  The Chicken Or The Egg 
2nd Place:  Hotel LBI 
3rd Place: Kubel's Too

Grand Champion:  Lefty's Tavern
2nd Place: Shore Fire Grille
3rd Place: Bistro 14 LBI

Most Creative Chowder:
Grand Champion: Country Kettle Chowda 
2nd Place: La Bamba Mexican Restaurant
3rd Place: Parker's Garage & Oyster Saloon 

Rookie of the Year:  Hotel LBI
Best Shore Motiff: Country Kettle Chowda
Most Enthusiastic: Lefty's Tavern
Most Creative Booth: La Bamba Mexican Restaurant