16th Annual Chowder Festival


2021 Judge’s Choice Awards:

Portuguese/Specialty Soup: 1) Mike’s Restaurant • 2) The Tipsy Toboggan • 3rd) Cove Surf and Turf

Signature Soup: 1st) The Black Whale • 2nd) Cove Surf and Turf • 3rd) Cafe Italia Ristorante

Clam/Seafood Chowder: 1st) Mike’s Restaurant • 2nd) 110 Grill • 3rd) Merrill’s on the Waterfront

2021 People Choice Awards:

Table Presentation: 1st) Butternut Bistro • 2nd) The Black Whale

Portuguese/Specialty Soup: 1) Mike’s Restaurant • 2) Aliança Restaurant

Signature Soup: 1st) The Tipsy Toboggan • 2nd) Cafe Italia Ristorante

Clam/Seafood Chowder: 1st) The Black Whale • 2nd) Merrill’s on the Waterfront


SEE YOU IN 2022!

2021 Participating Restaurants

110 Grill– 560 William S Canning Blvd, Fall River, MA
Alianca – 98 Cove St. New Bedford, MA
Black Whale – 106 MacArthur Dr, New Bedford, MA 
Butternut Bistro – 4437 Acushnet Ave. New Bedford, MA
Cafe Italia – 555 Pleasant St, New Bedford, MA
Cove Surf and Turf – 1500 Cove Road New Bedford, MA
DoCo – Kilburn Mills:  127 W Rodney French Blvd. New Bedford MA
Faneek’s – 269 Rhode Island Ave. Fall River, MA
Green Jar Catering – 609 Locust St. Fall River, MA

Hong Meas – 418 Quequechan St. Unit 8 Fall River, MA
Kilburn Mill Event Center – 127 West Rodney French Blvd. New Bedford, MA
Merrill’s on the Waterfront – 36 Homer’s Wharf, New Bedford, MA
Mike’s Restaurant – 390 Huttleston Ave, Fairhaven, MA
Moby Dick Brewing Co. – 16 S. Water Street New Bedford, MA
No Joke Smoke BBQ – 395 Wilbur Ave. Swansea, MA
Pickled Deli – 128 Slades Ferry Ave Somerset, MA
Tipsy Toboggan – 1 Ferry Street Fall River, MA
Whaler’s Tavern – 24 N Water St, New Bedford, MA

2021 Sponsors

2021 Blind Taste Test Judges

Thank you to the 2021 Judges:

Chef Stephen Coe is the most recent winner of the Food Network’s “Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay,” which featured 16 past “Chopped” champions battling for a $50,000 prize and, most importantly, bragging rights. He also holds the titles of “World Bacon Champion,” winner of the “World Food Championships” and “Grill Master” from the Food Network series “Chopped Grill Masters.” Coe’s other notable accomplishments include winning the Grand Prize in the Food Network’s “Tyler Florence Recipe Contest” and the American Culinary Foundation’s “Boston Junior Chef of the Year.”

He previously served as a consultant for Food Truck Nation. Chef Coe has been name the Best Personal Chef South of Boston 2021. He owns multiple companies such as: Lobsta Love food truck , Culinary SWAT Food Truck, Defined Palate private chef company, Scuba Eats boat delivery service and more to come. Coe is a graduate of the culinary arts program at Johnson & Wales University and completed a certificate in French food and language at Institute François des Alpes in Annecy, France.

He is a strong advocate of sustainable agriculture, sourcing his own honey and seasonal vegetation from local farms in the South Coast/Shore. Coe volunteers his time and talents at the Boston and Rhode Island food banks, Share Our Strength, the Matt Light Foundation, Hockey Cure for Kids, the Boston Rescue Mission and Meals on Wheels, The Hannon Foundation, Fight2Feed, Culinary Fight Club, Boys and Girls and is a Board Member for Feed the First Responders and many more! Currently, he is the Executive Chef at Marshfield Country Club, and is in development for a new reality cooking show “Dangerous Eats” as well as a few cookbooks.



Kait Walsh is the weekend morning anchor and weekday morning reporter at WPRI-12. Born and raised in Swansea, she’s a Bishop Stang alumna, and now lives just 10 minutes from New Bedford with her husband and two young children. Kait has worked in Boston, Portland, Maine, Springfield, MA and for a magazine in Madrid Spain while studying abroad. She’s reported at the Super Bowl in Phoenix, the White House and several cities across the country. The best stories are the ones that she feels impact our community the most. You can follow Kait on Twitter at KaitLouiseWalsh or Instagram at KaitWalshNews.


Thank you to the planning committee and all of the volunteers!