2012 Souper Bowl

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Souper Bowl 2012

I go every year. This is a really worthwhile event for a great cause. Food is very good, too. See you there.

Updated February 21, 2012

From the Roadrunner Food Bank:

“Thank you for joining us for Souper Bowl 2012 in January.  We hope you enjoyed your time with us at the Food Bank and will invite your friends to join us for the event in 2013!  This year’s event raised nearly $70,000 allowing us to distribute approximately 350,000 meals.  Your support of the event made it possible and we thank you!”

And here are the results of the voting.

This past weekend, more than 1,200 guests came to Roadrunner Food Bank to enjoy soup and dessert from more than 45 restaurants.

In addition to sampling soups and desserts, attendees had the opportunity to vote for their favorite soup, vegetarian soup, dessert and best booth.  Here are the restaurant winners:

People’s Choice Soup Winners

First Place and Souper Bowl Champion
Artichoke Cafe for their Butternut Squash Crawfish Bisque

Second Place
Kelly’s Brew Pub for their Cream of Green Chile Chicken

Third Place
Standard Diner for their Bourbon Lobster Bisque

People’s Choice Vegetarian Soup Winners

First Place
Johndhi’s BBQ for their Gazpacho

Second Place (tie)
AKayTahRing Company for their Green Chile Chicken Chowder
Savory Fare for their Tomato Artichoke Bisque

Third Place
Gecko’s Bar and Tapas for their Fire Roasted Chipotle Carrot Chowder

People Choice – Dessert Winners

First Place
Nothing Bundt Cakes

Second Place
Artichoke Cafe

Third Place
Farina Pizzeria and Wine Bar

People’s Choice Best Booth Winner
Embassy Suites & Spa’s: Cypress Grille

During the event, a panel of eight judges also selected the top three Critics’ Choice soups.

Critics’ Choice Soup Winners

First Place
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown for their Green Chile Chicken and Mushroom

Second Place
Marriot Uptown for their Cream of Calabacita with Green Chile and Smoked Chicken

Third Place
Street Food Asia for their Curry Laska

Soup Critics

    • Kristina Carlyle, KRST FM
    • Carlos Duran, KOB FM
    • Gil Garduno, Host of “Gll’s Thrilling and Filling” Blog
    • Tom Joles, KOB TV
    • Andrea Lin, Albuquerque Journal and Duke City Food
    • Larry McGoldrick, The ABQ Bite and Larry’s Albuquerque Food Musings
    • Melissa Stock, MVD Express
    • Danny Vigil, KOB FM

Thank you to all the restaurants, chef, guests, sponsors, in-kind donors, volunteers that help make this event a success. The 2011 event was recognized by the Weekly Alibi as a “Best of Burque Winner.”  Thank you to everyone who nominated and selected us for this wonderful honor. 


January 6, 2012

2012 Souper Bowl

Every January, the popular Souper Bowl is held the Saturday prior to the NFL’s Super Bowl.  Rather than a football event, this is a soup and dessert sampling event featuring more than 40 restaurants and chefs.  In addition to featuring great food, event guests can enjoy live music, exciting prize drawing packages, and the knowledge they are helping us provide food for the hungry in our state.  Attendees also participate in our People’s Choice voting and vote for their favorite soup, vegetarian soup, dessert and booth.

Tickets usually go on sale in early September.  The 2012 event will be held Saturday, January  28th at the Food Bank.  The Souper Bowl hours are from 11 am to 2 pm.  Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for children.  If you purchase your ticket the day of the event ticket prices are $45 for adults.

Download our Souper Bowl poster (PDF) for participating restaurants and sponsors.
Purchase tickets via your browser.

Come back here for more details as they emerge….


2 Responses to 2012 Souper Bowl

  1. Bruce Schor says:

    Thank you for your promotion of the Souper Bowl.
    It is Roadrunner’s number one fund raiser and there isn’t a more worthy cause.
    I still think Saggio’s cannolis got robbed 3 years ago in the dessert catagory.
    A few hundred disappeared in minutes, just as I was going back for another 1, or 2, or 6.
    Better than the winning cupcake for sure.

    • Gil and I had a discussion after the 2-011 Spuper Bowl about the inanity of selecting some of that lame green chile chicken soup as a winner. Annapurna’s stuff was clearly superior. And fresher tasting, too.

      Perhaps we need a judge transplant.

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