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Soup’s on! Popular Hamilton food fest is back but it will be a little different this year

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Soup’s on! Popular Hamilton food fest is back but it will be a little different this year

One of Hamilton’s favourite food fests is back on this year and it will give the community a chance to support local while tasting some of the best soups this city’s chefs have to offer.

Living Rock Youth Resources’ Soupfest is back this year for its 19th season and will feature some of Hamilton’s and Burlington’s most popular eateries.

The event supports Hamilton’s Living Rock Youth Centre which provides outreach to youth at risk in the community. Soupfest is traditionally the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

In the past, the event is usually held over the course of a day at a large venue, and local eateries compete to be named Best Soup, Most Creative Soup, Best Display and the tastiest heart-smart soup.

COVID-19, however, has forced the event to take a different approach in 2021.

This year, the fundraiser will take place from January 29th to February 15th and participants are asked to pick up the signature soup from the event’s featured restaurants and go online to vote for their favourite.

“This year will look very different however you can be sure it will be just as tasty! Each participating restaurant will enter their signature soup into the contest and the soup will be available during their hours of operation for purchase,” Living Rock said in a post on Instagram.

“Each participant has their own operational setup and we will share those details closer to the dates.”

Some of this year’s participants include The Burnt Tongue, Taylor’s Tea Room, Maria’s Tortas Jalisco, Radius, Two Cougars and a Cafe and The Thirsty Cactus, among many others.

For more information on Living Rock and Soupfest, and to check out last year’s Soupfest winners, visit the website or Living Rock a follow on social media.

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