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Norwalk, CT | Added on February 02, 2014 At 06:14 PM

Before two teams faced off on the football field for the Super Bowl title, 28 restaurants went head to head at Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena for the soup title. Thousands flocked to the venue Sunday for the 6th Annual Chowdafest, where the public sampled over 30 types of soup and chowder to decide who has the tastiest. 

Jim Keenan, the chairman of ChowdaFest, says this year’s event attracted a record number of people, exceeding last year’s attendance of 5,000. The ChowdaFest Chairman says there were also more volunteers this year, helping to make the event even better. A food blogging couple from Stamford returned this year as sponsors.

There were some new faces among the crowd as well. Stamford’s Hunter Zampa was one of four celebrity chefs to participate in ChowdaFest’s first ever cooking demonstration. And when it came to keeping ChowdaFest a zero-waste event, there was extra help for that this year as well.

Keenan says the collective efforts of everyone involved made the pre-Super Bowl event a success, and those in attendance seemed to agree. Proceeds from ChowdaFest will go to the Connecticut Food Bank. To find out more and to see this year’s winners, visit 


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