State Rep. Dave Rutigliano (R-123) again competed in the sixth annual Chowdafest on Superbowl Sunday. The event, presented by Stop & Shop, pitted 28 restaurants’ soups and chowders against each other in four categories, with proceeds benefitting the Connecticut Food Bank. Event organizers expected the final tally of attendees to top 7,000.
Rep. Rutigliano is an owner and Corporate Chef of the Southport Brewing Company family of restaurants, which consists of seven restaurants in Southern Connecticut, including the brand new Local Kitchen and Craft Beer Bar in Fairfield. He is a two-time champion of the event, and with this year’s results, has taken third place or better in five of Chowdafest’s six years.