Da Lobsta at Chowdah Fest 2014

Da Lobsta at Chowdah Fest 2014Who’s going to nab the title, “Best Chowdah in Town?” Every year  around this time, the Columbia Yacht Club of Chicago (111 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60601) fills up an anchored ship and holds a competition to find the best chowder in the Midwest and Da Lobsta will be there offering up its delicious New England Clam Chowda. They will be joining 13 other Chicago “chowder” aficionados in hopes of capturing the “Best Chowder” title at the 2014 Chowdah Fest.

There will be three professional judges including Chef/Author Ina Pinkney, former Blackbird Restaurant mixologist Lynn M. House, and Jimmy Bannos Sr. Plus, a Fan Favorite Award that gives you a chance to vote for your favorite. (Pick me!)

This year’s event begins at 6.30 p.m., March 31. The cost is $55 per person. Come and cheer for Da Lobsta and enjoy the best chowder in the land. All proceeds from the event go toward youth sailing programs in the city. For more information on the event or to buy tickets, go here.

Competing alongside Da Lobsta are:

  • Ryan McCaskey of Acadia (last year’s winner)
  • Michael Kornick & Aaron Webb of Fish Bar
  • Chef Julius Russell
  • Chef Leonard Hollander
  • Johnny Anderes of Telegraph
  • Dirk & Terry Fucik of Dirk’s Fish & Gourmet
  • Derek Simcik of Atwater Cafe
  • Roger Waysok of Southwater Kitchen
  • Jeff & Rob Mazza of
  • New England Seafood Co.
  • Kelsey Winter-Troutwine of Billy Sunday
  • Tommy Zarlengo

Can’t make it to Chowdah Fest ? Stop by either of Da Lobsta’s two Chicago locations, 131 N. Clinton at the Chicago French Market or Gold Coast at 12 E. Cedar and enjoy a delicious bowl of their New England Clam Chowda, $6 small; $8 large. Visit www.dalobstachicago.com for more information and find them on Facebook and Twitter.