SHIP BOTTOM, N.J.
- Sept. 22, 2021
-- Legendary restaurants throughout the region are ready for the vote that will place them as 2021 ChowderMonth Grand Champion in each of the Red, White and Creative categories. As the month winds down, the party starts at Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven at 11am on October 2 and Oct 3 as the 2-Day Free Bayfront festival brings out the fall feels with live music, seasonal beer on tap, vendor village, pumpkin patch and local artisan face painting. Voting ends 11:55pm on Saturday, October 2. ChowderVote Sponsor Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center will be at the festival with giveaways, goodies and community information.
Cheer on the local restaurants on October 3, when the Traveling Tasters online votes are revealed during the announcement and award ceremony. Every taster can qualify to vote for free through the online free digital pass on Chowderfest.com Check into three restaurants to receive your link to vote. This year the cook off features restaurants in the White or New England Style: Country Kettle Chowda, Panzone's Pizza, Quincy's Original Lobster Rolls, Scojo's, Surf City Hotel, Polly's Dock and The Chicken or the Egg. Red or Manhattan style includes Country Kettle, Lefty's Tavern and Roberto's Dolce Vita. The Creative includes Dune 18, Country Kettle, LaBamba, Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House, Quincy's and Delaware Ave Oyster House. Once you register to vote with an email address, you will have access to online mapping, digital check in, online voting, as well menu, website and contact info. Visit all 13 restaurants and win vintage merch for pickup at the Festival.
The Southern Ocean County Chamber would like to thank the community member volunteers and the generous sponsors for making this event possible. ChowderMonth Signature Sponsors Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Entertainment Sponsor Health Village Imaging, ChowderVote Sponsor Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center and Vendor Village Premiere Sponsor Barlow Buick GMC, Anderson Insurance, Ritchie & Page, Michelob Ultra, 609 Security, Atlantic Shores, NJ Division of Travel & Tourism, Lew Richards of Crust & Crumb Bakery, Ocean County Board of Chosen Commissioners, The Sandpaper, The Beach Comber, Beasley Media, Potts Excavating and Reynolds Garden Shop. For more information contact the region's chamber call 609 494 7211, or go to chowderfest.com.