Elliott Bay Brewing Co. Wins ‘Best Soup’ Award At Empty Bowls Fundraiser


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The 2012 Empty Bowls fundraiser was a huge success, with 1,150 attendees contributing $18,400 – a record!

Of course, major shout-outs go out to all the volunteers, as well as all the local restaurants that donated soup.

Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor for the City of Burien, reports that a winner of the “Best Soup” award was announced recently:

We are happy to announce the winners of the “best soups” from the 7th annual Burien Empty Bowls event. Over 100 gallons of wonderful soup were served at the fundraiser for the Highline and White Center Food Banks, and we so appreciate the generosity of our local businesses! Dana and John Lasswell, our amazing volunteer kitchen managers, tasted all the soups and used a ratings system borrowed from a New York food critic. They gave us this report:

The results are in!!! This year’s Empty Bowls best soup winner is Elliott Bay Brewing Company for their Habanera Beef Chili! They received 92 points out of a possible 100! Big chunks of perfectly cooked beef, full flavored spice, and a hint of beer! Superb!

White Center’s new restaurant “Company” deserves an honorable mention for coming in 2nd place with their very first contribution to Empty Bowls. Their potato leek with bacon soup came in strong with a rating of 89.5 points and nearly perfect marks for flavor!

With a strong 3rd place finish was the Tin Room Bar and Grill’s creamy tomato soup with 88 points. Their high marks for “aroma” were appreciated by everyone volunteering in the kitchen!

The Empty Bowls trophy will reside at Elliott Bay Brewing Company for the next year. Pictured is Chef Clayton McVey, Sous Chef and soup creator David Bunnell, Highline Food Bank Director Mike Werle, and White Center Food Bank Director Rick Jump.

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One Response to “Elliott Bay Brewing Co. Wins ‘Best Soup’ Award At Empty Bowls Fundraiser”
  1. Rob says:

    Elliot Bay’s Habanero Beef Chili was da bomb! Congratulations!!!

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