Habitat for Humanity’s soup tasting event gives thanks back to the community

NORWICH – Chenango County Habitat for Humanity’s (CCHH) sixth soup tasting event, the CCHH Souper Bowl had another very successful event.

People packed the Norwich YMCA community room to support this very deserving non-profit organization. They sipped on soup, ate bread, enjoyed some provided beverages by the Christ Lutheran Church, had dessert, listened to music, participated in raffles, shopped the bake sale, and voted.

Everyone became a food critic and had to choose their favorite soup from the participating restaurants from Chenango County. All, approximately 120, entrants had one ticket to vote with.

From the restaurant’s point of view, this March 25 event was a perfect opportunity to let the public taste a food sample that demonstrates their special style of cuisine.

Among the 30 wonderful soups, there were some that were really unique like the Chicken Enchilada (Mimi’s Italian Cuisine), Greek Chicken Pesto Soup (Gus’s Steakhouse & Sports Bar), Thanksgiving Soup (S & S Café), and Pizza Soup (Vincent’s Restaurant).

All restaurants were encouraged to distribute menus, business cards, catering information or even coupons for their establishments. To go with the soups, La Maison Blanche Bakery and Café (Norwich) donated French bread.

Participating restaurants were Becky’s Place (Norwich), Bob’s Diner (Bainbridge), Bonnie’s Restaurant (Greene), Boudreau’s Bistro & Bakery (Greene), Canasawacta County Club (Norwich), Dusty’s Dairy Bar & Grill (Norwich), Family Recreation Lanes (Norwich), Fred’s Inn (Norwich), Garf’s Deli & Café (Norwich), Gilligan’s Island (Sherburne), Gus’s Steakhouse & Sports Bar (Norwich), Highway 7 Bar & Grill (Bainbridge), Hoppie’s (Oxford), Judy’s Coffee Shop (Sherburne), Main St. Bakery & Grill (Afton), Mimi’s Italian Cuisine (Greene), Mr. Chubb’s Restaurant (Oxford), New York Pizzeria (New Berlin), Nina’s Pizzeria (Norwich), The Ontario Hotel (Norwich), Serendipity Café (Norwich), S & S Café (Bainbridge), Smokin’ Bones (Norwich), The Silo Restaurant (Coventry), The Stadium (Oxford), T’s Diner (New Berlin), Trojan House Deli & Café (Greene), Village Markets (Coventry), Vincent’s Restaurant (Afton), and The Wild Owl Café (Norwich).

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