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Oct 20, 2010 07:13 AM

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.

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  1. 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.

    Here's the link:

    4 Replies
    1. re: LNG212

      I went to this, but didn't start the crawl until about 2. And at that point, it was already too late -- many places had run out, and I was able to sample only about 5 soups. Very sad, but I'm glad the event was such a success.

      1. re: Puppimus

        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.

        1. re: missmasala

          Agreed! It was a festival of salt (and lentils).

        2. re: Puppimus

          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"! :)