FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
4:00- 6:00 PM
Free & open to everyone!
Wintersköl's Soupsköl is a soup-cooking contest judged by the public to determine what restaurant has the best soup in town and it gives the winner bragging rights for the next year! Last season, over 3,000 locals and tourists attended the event and every year it keeps growing in popularity. It is designed to bring friendly competition to the restaurants within the Roaring Fork Valley. This event is free and open to the public.
Located on Hunter St. & Cooper St. in downtown Aspen. DJ Ronnie, Kickin Aspen Entertainment, will be mixin up the tunes. Don't miss the fun! For more information, please contact Julie Hardman, ACRA Sr. Event Manager, email@example.com.
Soup Bowl Trophy winners: Congratulations to the 2013 Winner...SQUARE GROUPER! Past winners include: Ute City (2012), Merry Go Round (2011), Garnish Cafe and Catering (2010-2007), Elk's Club (2006), Gwyn's High Alpine (2005), Johnny McGuire's (2004).
**Soupsköl Continues in Honor of Reggie Barbour**
Reggie Barbour is the true Spirit of Wintersköl. We are very proud to continue this wonderful new Wintersköl tradition that Reggie created. The popular Aspen chef passed away Nov. 19 in his native Grand Junction after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
It was during his two decades at durable Boogie's Diner in Aspen that Mr. Barbour earned real acclaim. His Southwestern chicken soup became a favorite with wind-chilled skiers and the Reggie Veggie hit the spot with noncarnivores. In high season, he'd turn out 800 lunches a day. An avid skier, softball player and golfer, the fun-loving chef also founded Aspen's annual Soupsköl competition, which challenged the glamorous resort town's best chefs to make their best soups and then - wonder of wonders in the land of the $35 entree - ladle them up for free.
But in the end he got even more satisfaction from fulfilling a long-held dream of publishing a book about Colorado's finest hidden-away restaurants and unheralded chefs. Reggie's self-published book praises 44 Colorado restaurants, including La Chaumiere in Lyons, the Peck House in Empire and Alice's Restaurant in Ward. Colorado's Forks in the Road: An Adventurer's Guide to Unique Restaurants was published last year, complete with recipes and his own photos.