ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine Black Bear Board will sponsor the First Soupah Bowl Challenge on Homecoming Weekend, Saturday, Oct. 20th at the 100th Maine - New Hampshire football game from 11:00 a.m. until halftime.
Area restaurants will compete for the best chowdah or chili recipe as determined by those attending UMaine's Homecoming events. All proceeds benefit the Black Bear Scholarship Fund supporting student-athlete scholarships.
For a $5 donation, you will be given a bracelet which allows you to sample each restaurants' fare and determine who will become the First Soupah Bowl Champions! Two awards will be given; one for the best chowdah and one for the best chili.
Participating in the "Challenge" are Bagel Central, The Black Bear Inn, Governor's Restaurant, Hollywood Casino, Pizzeria UNO, The Sea Dog Restaurant, Schooners Restaurant, The Lucerne Inn, Thistle's Restaurant, and Woodman's Grill.
Competition site is between Alfond Arena and Alfond Stadium. Come sample and vote for your favorite chowdah & chili!