They Came, They Saw, They Souped
Saturday morning was a bit chilly in Davidson, but that meant that it was perfect soup weather.
Volunteers arrived at the Lilly Family Gallery in the Chambers Building on the Davidson College campus and set up rows and rows of tables for the soup connoisseurs. As is tradition, they covered the tables with newspapers and awaited the arrival of the teams from Davidson restaurants. When doors opened at 11:00 a.m. people of all ages from Davidson and beyond descended on Souper Bowl XVI.
Each attendee received a ballot and paper tokens to vote for their favorite soups in various categories. The final vote tally reflected the winners in the following categories:
- Best Chunky: Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse with Black Eye Pea Soup with Chorizo, Tomato, and Cilantro
- Best Creamy: Mestizo Contemporary Mexican Cuisine with Leek and Asparagus Cream Soup
- Best Vegetarian: Mestizo – vegetable soup
- Most Creative: Prickly Pear – cream of corn and poblano soup
- Best Overall: Davidson Ice House with Chicken Chili Verde Soup
While they dined, guests were entertained by The Sands of Time, Rusty Knox and Michael Orlando, and Sunday Union. They also had the opportunity to bid on a number of items in a Silent Auction.
When all was said and done, Souper Bowl XVI raised more than $8500 for the HAMMERS program which provides much-needed home repairs for our neighbors in need.