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34th Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder

Cook-Off & Festival

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Thank you for another spectacular cook-off! Such a beautiful day! We'll see you next year for the 35th Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off 

 

Here are the winners!!

Best Individual Manhattan

  • 1st - Clam Halen (Brad Bishop) Santa Cruz
  • 2nd - Wine w/Swine (Mark Brown) San Jose
  • 3rd - Dragon Mama's Portuguese Red (Michele Hartmangruber) Fremont

 

Best Professional Manhattan

  • 1st - Pleasure Pizza Eastside Eatery (Derek Ropp) Santa Cruz
  • 2nd - Seascape Resort (Matt Lamendola) Aptos
  • 3rd - Midgley's Public House (Mike Midgely) Stockton

 

Best Individual Boston

  • 1st - Alerts (Kenny Simon) Santa Cruz
  • 2nd - Santa Cruz Kids Chowder (Tom Rumbaugh) Santa Cruz
  • 3rd - Onokine (John Ono) Watsonville

 

Best Professional Boston

  • 1st - Pleasure Pizza Eastside Eatery (Derek Ropp) Santa Cruz
  • 2nd - Local Harvest Eatery (Denna Myers) Santa Cruz
  • 3rd - Lou Lou's Griddle in the Middle (Gigi Davis ) Monterey

 

Most Original Team

  • 1st - Clam Rock (Christopher Hirz) Gilroy
  • 2nd - Cucina Bambini (Shelly Ballard) San Jose
  • 3rd - Sir Clamalot (Barbara Defries) San Pablo

 

Most Tasted Overall

  • 1st - Rosie's Clam & Get It (Kitty Dixon) Soquel
  • 2nd - 4 Men & A Clam (Wayne Locke) Scotts Valley
  • 3rd - Silence of the Clams (Brian Edwards) Campbell

 


 

People's Choice:

Individual Manhattan:

Grandma's Clam Diggers (Janine Ponce) Aptos


Professional Manhattan:

Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery (Derek Ropp) Santa Cruz

 

Individual Boston:

4 Men & A Clam (Wayne Locke) Scotts Valley

 

Professional Boston:

Lou Lou's Griddle in the Middle (Gigi Davis) Monterey

City of Santa Cruz LogoThe Cook Off is an important fund-raiser for the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department. (Last year more than $62,000.00 was raised.)

 

Sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Metro Newspapers, United Airlines, Xfinity, KWAV 97FM, ESPN 630AM, Dream Inn, Berkeley Farms, and Crystal Springs

United Airlines Berkely Farms Xfinity Dream Inn
Crystal Springs KPIG KWAV BOBFM
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