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Keep clam: Chowder Cook-Off is Saturday


Last updated 2/24/2017 at Noon

The second annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off is Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Edmonds Yacht Club, 326 Admiral Way. That makes sense, as Feb. 25 is National Clam Chowder Day.

More than 400 people have already purchased tickets to the event, said Greg Urban of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event. Online ticket sales end 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Tickets will also be available at the door if the event isn’t sold out, which it was last year.

Ten local restaurants will compete for the title of “Best Chowder in Edmonds.” Restaurants back to defend titles from last year are Salt & Iron, Bar Dojo and Here & There Grill. Also competing will be Ivar’s, Red Twig Café, Scott’s Bar & Grill, Salish Sea Brewing, Swedish Edmonds, 190 Sunset and Pacific Northwest Catering.

Five guest judges will taste the chowder and crown the Judges’ Choice Awards for “Best Traditional Clam Chowder,” “Best Cutting Edge Clam Chowder” and “Best Booth.” The public gets to vote for their favorites as well, crowning the People’s Choice Award for “Best Traditional” and “Best Cutting Edge” Clam Chowder.

Judges are Mayor Dave Earling, Nancy Leson, Kathy Passage, Heather Bosch and Jon Rowley.

Strum ukulele will provide music, and the Edmonds Boys & Girls Club will provide kids activities.

Free parking will be available on Admiral Way and the Jacobson Marine parking lot.

The cook-off is from noon to 4 p.m., early entry for VIP tickets at 11 a.m. VIP tickets are sold out.

Tickets are $5-$10. For more information, go to or call 425-670-1496.


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