Chris’s Short Take: Troy Chowderfest 2019
An estimated 20,000 hungry participants took to the streets of Troy for the 13th Annual Troy Chowderfest on a sunny Sunday the 13th. Booths and storefronts all over downtown served up 20 different chowders from Vegan to classic New England style, along with craft brewers, and vendors of all descriptions. Folks could purchase tickets at several locations downtown to cash in for samples, and did they ever.
The results of the competition are in!
1st Place: Tara Kitchen, Casablanca Chowder
2nd Place: Schenectady County Community College Food Truck, Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder with a Shrimp and Corn Fritter
3rd Place: The Ruck, Coconut Gochujang Sweet Potato Chowder
Best Vegetarian: The Ruck, Coconut Gochujang Sweet Potato Chowder
Most Original: The Ruck, Coconut Gochujang Sweet Potato Chowder
Best Seafood: Tara Kitchen, Casablanca Chowder
Best Booth: Bootlegger’s On Broadway
The People’s Choice: Bootleggers on Broadway, Lobster Roasted Corn Chowder w/ Cornbread Crouton
Congratulations to all the winners!
All in all, it was a great event, perfect weather, not cold enough to discourage strollers yet cool enough to enjoy the chowders! If you’re into food, Troy has it going on!