Smith Street Getting Ready For 2012 Soup Festival

Smith Street Soup Festival, October 2010
Smith Street Soup Festival, October 2010
Smith Street Festivale Des Soupes
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012
(Raindate Sunday October 21st)
1 – 4 PM
$5.00 for a 5 Tasting sampler.
$10.00 Couples/Gourmets for 12 Tastings,
$20.00 for Families for 25 Tastings.

The Smith Street Soup Festival is one of the nicest events in the neighborhood. Now in its third year, the list of participating eateries which will contribute their own special soups on that day is getting longer.
Every year, it draws huge crowds, so come early.

From the organizer, Bette Stoltz of South Brooklyn Local Development Corporations (SBLDC):
It’s getting colder – winter is coming. It’s time to start thinking soup!! Help us to give soup the respect it is due on the menus of New York!!   And it's all for a good cause-South Brooklyn LDC shares this fundraise with a culinary arts program we help support at our local public high school, The School For International Studies.Unlike most courses where a text book or two per student is the semester expense, food, the raw ingredients for this course are far more costly and our soup festival helps meet the needs.
For your tasting pleasure- 4 oz soup samples are from:
Lunetta,   Bar Tabac,   Coco Roco,   Cibao,   Ceol,   Hop Hap,   The H.S. for Int’l Studies,   Angry Wades,   Jolie Cantina,   Peoples Republic of Brooklyn,   Oaxaca,   Shelsky’s Smoked Fish,   Bombay Dream,   Provence En Boite,   Dassara Ramen,   Union Grounds,   Cubana Café,   Savoia,   Arthur’s On Smith,   VIP Thai,   Zaytoons,   Etons,   The Jakewalk,   Ciro’s,   SeersuckerSmith Canteen. 

Listed in the order of a walk from Atlantic Avenue to Carroll Street.

A panel of Celebrity Judges will rate the soups and award Gold, Silver, and Bronze Ladles in three categories: Veggie,  Meat/Chicken and Fish/Seafood based.   This year’s judges will include Diane Dimeo – Executive Chef/TV Food Personality/Owner Bootleg Farms-Bklyn-made condiments and sauces;   Marilyn Gelber – President of The Brooklyn Community Foundation/Local “Foodie”;  Molly Simms – Senior Editor, Bust Magazine/Local “Foodie”.Compare your palate against theirs.
Purchase Tasting tickets from the High School students at tables on the corners of Smith & Bergen, Butler, and President Street starting at 1PM. Each ticket entitles you to a 4 oz tasting at the restaurants of your choice from the list above. F or G Train to Bergen or Carroll Street –Weekend Service may be a shuttle bus (or short walk) from Jay Street/Metrotech.