I must admit, when Edub pitched this event at the Delridge meeting, I thought he was clowning. Unless you’re talking about Larry North’s beer can chicken, skaters and fine cuisine are not necessarily synonymous.
But skaters love bowls, and chowder can be eaten from a bowl, so that works. I guess this is a spin-off of the Chili Bowl down in SF, which seems to work out OK.
There are some cool sponsors, MM’s coming up, and it’s especially nice to see Bombshelter getting some love in their own neighborhood.
For real though…it’s nice to see a variety of events being staged here in Seattle, now that we have some actual skateparks. Hopefully this is just the beginning.
Here’s the official blurb:
The chowderbowl in Seattle is a one of a kind event that has a skateboard bowl contest, as well as a chowder cook off. This event will take place Saturday July 18th at the Ballard Commons park. There are cash, and product prizes, with skateboard participants being judged in the bowl and the chowder being judged against other entrants. There is a world class panel of judges for both.The production crew expects close to 250 spectators and close to 75 entrants. This event is free to the public, and everyone is welcome. The event starts at 12 noon and goes until 5 pm. The chowderbowl is going to be off the hook!! Come support Seattle’s skateboard and chowder scene!!!
Is there really a chowder scene? Is there an internet message board someplace where people snipe at each other for being kooks about using too much potato, or for blowing out a good spot to acquire celery?