Congrats to Chowdafest 2014 Qualifiers

CTbites Team
Congratulations to those who earned a spot for Chowdafest 2014. This year there are 10 rookies in the field of 28. Five restaurants are competing in two categories. Almost 40 different towns from Mystic to Greenwich are represented. Below is the list of restaurants participating and the categories in which they will compete.  This might be the most competitive group of chefs/restaurants to date.  

New England Clam Chowder:

Bernard's (Ridgefield) - rookie
Donovan's (Norwalk) - defending champion
Go Fish (Mystic) - rookie
Guvnor's Brewery (Norwalk) - rookie
Mansion Clam House (Westport) - 2 time champ
Old Post Tavern (Fairfield)
Rory's (Darien)
Wood'n Tap (Orange) - rookie

Traditional Chowder (Manhattan/RI only):

Brennan's (Norwalk) - rookie
Close Harbour Seafood (Plantsville)
Crab Shell (Stamford)
Dunville's (Westport)
High Tide Gourmet (Madison)
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale (New Haven) - rookie
Mansion Clam House (Westport)
Super Duper Weenie (Fairfield)

Creative Chowder:

Brewhouse (Norwalk)
Ginger Man (Norwalk/Greenwich) - def. champion
Indigo by the Water (Milford)
Liquid Lunch (Shelton/Milford)
Parallel Post (Trumbull) - rookie
Rowayton Seafood (Rowayton)
Southport Brewing Co. (4 locations) - 1x champ
The Spread (Norwalk) - rookie


Bistro 7 (Wilton) - rookie
Crab Shell (Stamford) - 2x def. champion
Liquid Lunch (Shelton/Milford)
Parallel Post (Trumbull) - rookie
Post 154 (Westport) - rookie
Southport Brewing Col (4 locations) - 1x champ
Tavern on Main (Westport)
Tikkaway (New Haven) - rookie