Where to get the soup festival tickets for Saturday?
Friends and I are interested in going to the Soup Contest along Smith Street this Saturday. All that we've read says a $5 wristband gets you tastes of the 20 entries. But nothing indicates where one purchases the wristband or if it has to be purchased in advance.
Anyone have any info? Thanks.
In case anyone was curious about the winners ...
The Gold Medals went to: Provence en Boite for his Soupe de Poissons, Sue Perette for his Butternut Squash and Lamb Merguez Soup, and Bombay Dream for his Mulligatawny Soup.
The Silver Medals went to: Verde for his Lobster Bisque, Savoia for their Pasta Fagiole Soup, and Athena for their Avgolemono Soup.
The Bronze Medals went to Pan e Vino for his Crema D'Aragosta Soup, Bino for their Minestrone Soup, and Cubana Cafe for their Chicken Soup with avocado, scallions, and more.
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I went even later and pretty much every place was out of soup, or had replaced their original offering with something more mediocre. I get that they might not have anticipated the demand, but if the contest/festival was supposed to go until 4 and they started running out at 2, they definitely did not make enough.
Also, I have to say, I wasn't wowed by any of the soups I did get. Most of them were waaay too salty.
Really? We only got there at 1:30 and only 3 places had run out. We got to try all the rest (except Sue Perrette had made an alternate by the time we got there).
I do agree that it was a salt fest. We were seriously parched by the end. I saw one group of people walking around with the restaurant listing and a large baguette. Now that was a great idea.
I do hope they do it again next year. And since it wouldn't be the first time, then hopefully they'd be more prepared for the crowds.
But we had a great time anyway. It was a lot of fun talking to the people dispensing the soup and what goes into it. And we definitely have to check out "Get your Greek on With Spiro"! :)