TWENTIETH BOWLS & BOOKS on March 29, 2023

The 20th “Bowls & Books” Soupfest Contest will be held at the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th Street, on Wednesday, March 29th. Eight restaurants will be serving from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and eight different restaurants will be serving from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The restaurants serve their favorite and best soup. People coming to the event receive a score card and a commemorative bowl provided by Copy Center. The attendees go from table to table, tasting, enjoying and scoring the soups. Where else can you eat that many soups in one sitting?

The Soupfest has a $20.00 adult admission fee, both at lunch and supper servings – $15 seniors (65+) and students (up to 12). You will receive a signature cup and lots of soup.

There will be local authors to share time and talent – with their books for sale. The Spring art show/contest will be on display in the Pollard Gallery. We will hold 50/50 drawings during the events.


The lunch time restaurants are:

Ashling on the Lough – Irish Root

Franks Diner – Swedish Meatball Stroganoff

Kaiser’s – Chicken Dumpling

Morelli’s Deli – Stuffed Green Pepper

Ono Kenosha – Japanese Curry

PUBLIC Craft Brewing – Zupa di Amore

Ruffolo’s Pizza – Chicken Alfredo Tortellini

Villa D’Carlo – Spicy Italian Pesto


The supper time restaurants are:

Boat House – New England Clam Chowder

Captain Mike’s – Smoked Kielbasa and Kraut

Coffee Pot – Cajun Potato with Andouille Sausage

Coopers Uptown – Loaded Baked Potato

Cut Stone – Supreme Pizza

Twisted Cuisine – Chicken & Corn Chowder

Union Park Tavern – Hungarian Goulash

Waterfront Warehouse – Lasagna


All proceeds go toward the continued renovation of the Rhode Center for the Arts. Renovation has been an ongoing effort for the last 30 plus years. Ticket outlets are: Pollard Gallery (518 56th Street), and Copy Center (5036 6th Avenue). Tickets may also be purchased online at or at the door on the day of the event.

For more information, call 654-9030 and ask for Sharon or Scott.


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