2013 Souper Bowl

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January 3, 2013

Souper Bowl 2013 – Set for Sat., Jan. 26th

Roadrunner Foodbank

2013 Souper Bowl crowd.

2013 Souper Bowl crowd.

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.

The Winners

The real winners are the hungry people that Roadrunner Food Bank supports.

Thank you to everyone that attended the 2013 Souper Bowl.  Whether you came as a guest, a soup critic, a restaurant, a sponsor or volunteer, each of you helped make the 2013 event a success!  Thank you to all our wonderful partners out there in the community! Your support during the 2013 20th Anniversary of Souper Bowl helped make a difference in the lives of the nearly 40,000 hungry people we serve each week.

While we don’t yet have the total amount raised, we did want to report the winners of both of Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice restaurant award winners.

Congratulations to the following restaurants!

People’s Choice Winners – Soup
1st Place (Souper Bowl Champion) – Bien Shur for their White Chocolate Bisque
2nd Place – Flamez Burger and More for their Green Chili Cheeseburger soup
3rd Place – Kelly’s for their Creamy Green Chili Chicken soup

Critics’ Choice Winners
1st Place – Bocadillo’s for their Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder
2nd Place – StreetFood Market for their Chicken Kai Soi Green Curry Soup
3rd Place – Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town for their Beer and Cheddar Soup

People Choice Winners – Vegetarian Soup
1st Place – Old Town Pizza Parlor
2nd Place – Forque Kitchen and Bar at the Hyatt
3rd Place – Mon Amis Personal Chefs

People Choice Winners – Desserts
1st Place – Nothing Bundt Cakes
2nd Place -Theobroma
3rd Place – The Chocolate Art Gallery

People Choice Winner – Best Booth
Gecko’s Bar and Tapas

The Judges

Soup Critics

  • Birga Alden, KDAZ 730 AM
  • Nicole Brady, KOB TV
  • Scott Brown, 92.3 KRST FM
  • Gil Garduño, Gil’s Thrilling (And Filling) Blog
  • Tom Joles, KOB TV
  • Larry McGoldrick, Larry’s Albuquerque Food Musings Blog, and Urbanspoon Prime
  • Juan Velasco, 92.3 KRST FM
  • Mina Yamashita, freelance writer/designer

Some Photos

At random:

White Chocolate Bisque

This was the Peoples Choice first place winner, created by Marc Quiñones,  Chef de Cuisine at Bien Shur. White Chocolate Bisque with Red Chile Crema & Hazelnut Crumble….
Marc writes: I shave the white chocolate and toss it with zested ginger, then I fold it into heavy cream, reduce by half and evaluate with nutmeg. The Crema is champagne vinegar, red chile puree, and cream reduce by two thirds and the hazelnuts are roasted then “crumbled”…

Marc Quiñones gets People's Choice First Place.

Marc Quiñones gets People’s Choice First Place.

Marc and his Crew

Marc and his Crew

Some soup critics tasting and scoring

Some soup critics tasting and scoring

Palate cleansers for the judges

Palate cleansers for the judges

The Winner - Critic's Choice

The Winner – Critic’s Choice

Bocadillos: Karla holding it down and 1st Place Critics Choice Souper Bowl 2013 winner. Congrats Chefs Marie & Chris!

Birga Alden

Birga Alden, tasting and scoring. As host of the AM 730 Morning Show and a die-hard native New Mexican Birga Alden tackles some of New Mexico’s toughest topics, including where to find the best burrito in town, how much chili is enough, and the state’s most burning question – red or green?

Larry at Seasons booth

Larry at the Seasons Rotisserie & Grill booth. Try their bread pudding sometime.

Larry and Tai Tok

Larry and Tai Tok of Street Food Asia, which won second place in the Critic’s Choice.

Larry, Monica and the kid

Larry, Monica Martell, and the banana baby. You must try Pasion Latin Fusion which Monica and Elvis Bencomo own.



2013 Souper Bowl Participa


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