It would be an interesting concept. Everyone roots for the underdog. So would a Da Pietro's, a wonderful high-end restaurant in Westport but with a small footprint beat a fan favorite like Southport Brewing Company with four locations? Could a food truck like Szabo's Seafood in Shelton upset someone like Liquid Lunch who has strong loyalty with three locations? You never know but it's fun to think about!
Here some head to head match-ups that would be must see tv: Crab Shell vs. Ginger Man, Dunville's vs. Donovan's or Michael Young & Valencia's against Chris North at Restaurant at Rowayton. Then there are those sneaky dangerous teams that could surprise everyone like Nicholas Roberts, Close Harbour Seafood or Rory's. If only we could stretch out Chowdafest for three weeks huh?
If you are a hoops fan like me - be sure to visit the Chowdafest restaurants to catch your favorite teams at the bar with a cold one and bowl of great soup or chowder!
SIDE NOTE: With this being St. Paddy's day, I have to give kudos to Fred at Liquid Lunch. My daughter and I swung by their Milford location on Saturday for a good old 1/2 sandwich and soup combo. I had to go with the Guinness Stew of course (delicious) but it was the Blarney sandwich that blew me out of the water. Decadent corn beef, green mashed potatoes, caramelized onion's, brazed cabbage on fresh grilled rye bread but the kicker was the horseradish - it made it perfect. I made corn beef and cabbage for the family tonight and introduced Gold's horseradish sauce to the table to everyone's delight. They were a bit bummed I didn't dye the potatoes green though. If you're even in the mood for some awesome sandwiches - you gotta visit Liquid Lunch.