Saratoga Chowderfest 2013 Recap & Winners!

As the 15th annual Saratoga Chowderfest comes to a close, we bid farewell to another hugely successful Saratoga festival.  Our day started early at the Saratoga City Center for the Saratoga flash mob rehearsal.  Robby and I along with a few friends from Saratoga TODAY and a bunch of other good sports  learned our dance all morning before hitting Caroline Street for our big debut.

At 11:45am, the first notes of the song Sweet Caroline pumped through the Saratoga City Tavern speakers and it was show time!  My fellow flash mob dancers and I crowded the streets and danced like no one was watching.  Well, actually, a lot of people were watching, especially Modern Mix Marketing whose team captured every angle.

I can’t wait to see what Modern Mix does with this awesome footage.  It was a really fun start to Chowderfest.

Saratoga Chowderfest Flash Mob 2013

After our flash mob, it was business as usual as we sampled the many chowders at some of our favorite spots.  It was a little cold so we didn’t last quite as long as we had anticipated.

Saratoga Chowderfest 2013 Winners

Seven Horse Pub and Restaurant was the people’s choice winner for the second year in a row.  Congrats to them!

Best on-Broadway — Druthers

Best non-downtown chowder — Longfellow’s again this year

Best off-Broadway — The Seven Horse Pub and Restaurant

Best newcomer — Drutheres

Best chowder-themed desert — Ben & Jerry’s

Best Chowder Under 1,000 Bowls Served: The Local Pub and Teahouse

Most chowder served — The Parting Glass not surprising as they usually win this category

Overall it was another great Saratoga Chowderfest.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!  As always, the lines were long, the streets were packed, and we all got cold, but we’ll definitely be back for Chowderfest 2014!

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