New La Conner restaurant wins cook-off with chowder
Skagit Valley Food Co-op takes chili first prize
April 12, 2022
One could say chili and chowder are the two most popular soups year-round. But who is making the best in Skagit Valley this month?
This important question was answered at the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s chili and chowder cook-off April 2 at Farmstrong Brewing Co. Thirteen contestants handed out samples of chili and chowder in small plastic cups at the Saturday afternoon Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kick-off event in Farmstrong’s beer garden. Tickets were $15; the price did not stand in the way of hundreds of participants wanting to get a taste.
The contest had three divisions:...