Antoine Price of Café Mimosa pours a sample cup of clam chowder on Sunday during Seafest at the San Clemente Pier. Photo: Eric Heinz
Antoine Price of Café Mimosa pours a sample cup of clam chowder on Sunday during Seafest at the San Clemente Pier. Photo: Eric Heinz

By Eric Heinz

The coveted Chowder Cook-off at San Clemente Seafest puts competitors to the test. After a day of sampling, people were able to vote for their favorite clam recipe, but the contestants are also judged in other categories. The competition took place Sunday at San Clemente Pier. This year’s winners are:

Best Chowder Individual

1st — U.S.M.C.

2nd — San Clemente Downtown Business Association

3rd — Properly Diversified

4th — Gratitude by the Sea

Best Chowder Restaurant

1st — Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar(White)

2nd — Pier Shack

3rd — Fly N’ Fish

4th — Café Mimosa

Best Decorated Booth – Individual

1st — U.S.M.C.

2nd — Gratitude by the Sea

3rd — San Clemente Oktoberfest

4th — San Clemente Downtown Business Association

Best Decorated Booth – Restaurant

1st — Fly N’ Fish

2nd — Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar (White)

3rd — OC Tavern

4th — Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar (Red)

People’s Choice Individual

1st — Solitary Exposure

2nd — U.S.M.C.

3rd — San Clemente Oktoberfest

4th — San Clemente Downtown Business Association

People’s Choice Restaurant

1st — Café Mimosa

2nd — Fly N’ Fish

3rd — OC Tavern

4th — Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar (White)

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