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Quality Seafood Cancels Chowder Cook-off

The restaurant hopes to host the popular clam chowder cook-off next year.

Quality Seafood on the Redondo Beach Pier and International Boardwalk has canceled its annual Clam Chowder Cook-off, according to an email from restaurant representative Brian Dragich.

The email did not give a reason for the cancellation. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday.

"I believe this is a great event, with much promise, and haven't retired it completely," Dragich wrote. "I fully intend to bring it back next year."

Originally scheduled for April, the event, which usually benefits a local charity, was postponed until fall.

The chowder cook-off gives local eateries a chance to offer samples of their clam chowder to the public. Prizes are awarded for the best chowder by a restaurant and by an individual, as well as "People's Choice" awards given to the restaurant and individual that made the fan-favorite soup.

Scott Crowell October 17, 2012 at 07:51 PM
I can tell you first of all, the amount of chowder required to make can be very cost prohibitive for an individual plus Quality Seafood really needs to NOT enter and compete. They are the sponsor. Smells like conflict of interest to me especially when they win awards...I'm just saying. I do hope the event returns next year. There were some great entries.

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