People lining up for soup samples

The 2024 SOUPer Bowl Champs

The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce SOUPer Bowl is always a welcome respite from the cold winter weather. This year was no exception as the day was chilly but the spirit inside the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church was warm and bright. SOUPer Bowl, in its seventeenth year, has turned into one of the premiere foodie events on Long Island!

Hundreds of enthusiastic and hungry visitors attended and all received a warm, filling and tasty lunch and a fun-filled afternoon. It was held on Feb. 3 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.. Those who came were offered samples of soups from twelve of Port Washington’s best restaurants and markets and then cast their ballots for the 2024 SOUPer Bowl Champ.

Many of the people who came to taste the soups said all the soups were so good that they had a hard time picking the best. Obviously, the participating restaurants took pride in their offering and all came away winners.

Chamber president Debbie Greco Cohen was very pleased with the success of the event and asked everyone to reserve Feb. 1, 2025 (the first Saturday in February) for Port Washington’s SOUPer Bowl XVIII.

Soup samples for the 2024 SOUPer Bowl
(Photos by Cynthia Litman)

The 2024 SOUPer Bowl Champs are:
People’s Choice
1. Finn MacCools – Wild Mushroom, Taro Root and Barley Soup
2. Sullivan’s Quay – Potato Leek Soup
3. Port Washington Diner – Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
Kids’ Choice
1. Port Washington Diner – Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
2. Sullivan’s Quay – Potato Leek Soup
3. Ikedo Ramen – Miso Soup
The participating restaurants will surely be seeing an increase in soup orders. They were:
Ayhan’s Mediterranean Marketplace Ayhan’s Shish Kebab
Cactus Café
Finn MacCool’s
Ikedo Ramen Margarita’s Café
Port Washington Diner Sullivan’s Quay
The Wild Goose
Yummy Gyro

The community minded sponsors who make the event possible are:
Commissioner sponsors: Amy Rosenberg & Alexis Siegel – The A Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Bayside Tax & Wealth and Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
Head Coach sponsors: Anton Media Group, Blank Slate Media, Catholic Health Services – St. Francis Hospital, Kiwanis Club of Manhasset-Port Washington, Maidenbaum Property Tax Reduction Group, Phyllis Realmuto – Daniel Gale Sotheby’s, PW College Consulting, Sheehan Accountants & Advisors, and Wildwood & Soundview Garden Apartments.
Assistant Coach sponsors: Dawn Serignese – Daniel Gale Sotheby’s, Dr. & Mrs. W.R. Haagenson, Kathy Levinson – Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Knights of Columbus of Port Washington Council 1227, Lorber/Hoffman RE Group – Your Key to Real Estate, N2 Design + Architecture, Phillips General Insurance – Justine Lennon, Port Jewish Center, RSNS/Gan Shalom Nursery School, SDK Heiberger LLP, Smusht and Twin Pines Thrift Shop.
Fan sponsors: Amy Bass, Daniel D. Donatelli, Esq., Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Elaine Phillips – County Comptroller, Delux Worldwide Transportation, Gina Sillitti – NYS Assembly Member, Jeffrey Stone – Douglas Elliman, Jeffrey Stone – Manorhaven Trustee, Jennifer DeSena -Town Supervisor, Kenneth S. Magida, Esq., Lisa Donatelli, LRES, CBR – Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Long Island Builders LLC, Mariann Dalimonte – Town Council Member, Marianne Bortone Prince, Mesita, Paumanok Port Washington Lodge #855, Masons, Port Washington Adult Activities Center, Port Washington Calendar, Project HELP Long Island, Reyes Brothers Remodeling, Sound Private Wealth, Strategic Planning & Communications, The Nicholas Center – Port Provides, Tori’s Place, VFW Henderson-Marino Post 1819
The Chamber offers special thanks to the hard working committee members and volunteers and to the Town of North Hempstead, and gratefully acknowledges the support and cooperation of all the participating restaurants, the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, Anton Media Group, Blank Slate Media, Chief Graphix and GRPHXstudio.

—Submitted by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce

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