Birders were thrilled last week to catch a glimpse of this rare visitor, photographed here by the great A.J. Hand. The event made the Norwalk Hour!

Picture by

Fred Cantor

Beautiful day, beautiful attendees, incomparable tastings! In addition to all the regulars, we had unusual “creative” chowders, chicken marsalas, minestrone soup from Osteria Romana–even a Creole dish from Simply Delicious (it won Best Bisque).

And chowda! Lots and lots of chowda, from local faves, as well as from vendors from Maine to Seattle(!)

We held FOSI’s drawing for the stuffed animals, the Larry Silver poster and the CT State Park Pass at 3PM at our table. Within a week, all the winners had picked up their prizes, and they (and their kids) are pretty happy! As you can see from Hanna’s face (she named him “Oreo”).

 

hannaoreo

 

To see the Chowda WINNERS, see:

http://www.chowdafest.org/results.html

 

For more on the ChowdaFest, see:

http://www.chowdafest.org/

 

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