Chowder Contest Winners

With a name like Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company, you better have the goods to back it up. The new Oak Bluffs restaurant proved they did once again, walking away with the top seafood chowder prize at the 27th annual Great Chowder Contest, held Dec 10.

Edgartown’s Wharf Restaurant and Pub won all the clams for its clam chowder recipe. The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School culinary arts department took second place for its clam-only recipe; the Harbor View Hotel and Restaurant took third.

An annual benefit for the Red Stocking Fund, this year’s chowder contest raised more than $4,000 and attracted more than 500 people to the mini-park on Main street during Christmas in Edgartown festivities.