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