Watching the first round of the NFL draft I realized just how much fun the 2014 Chowdafest will be!
For starters, we're planning to open up the competition to 60+ restaurants this fall who will sign up to "qualify" to be in the finals at the Webster Bank Arena. Basically, top finishers from last February's competition will automatically qualify for 2014 but the rest of the field will qualify in Oct & November with a special Chowdafest promotion. You'll be able to go to these restaurants, order a sampler appetizer of two, three or four different kinds of soup or chowder - then vote on which the restaurant should enter via your smart phone. The restaurants with the most votes will qualify as a people's choice finalist and thanks to everyone's votes, they'll know which soup or chowder to enter. Of course, the Chief Chowdahead will be able to pick a few at-large bids to round out the field making the field for next year's Chowdafest the best yet! Go Seahawks!