Thursday, April 10, 2014

6th Annual East Coast She Crab Soup Classic
Saturday, April 26th 

The 6th Annual East Coast She Crab Soup Classic will be held from Noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26th at the 24th Street Park at the Virginia Beach oceanfront.  An open competition among over 15 participating restaurants, the She Crab Soup Classic focuses on one of the region’s most-loved seafood delicacies.  

The highly identifiable cuisine has been a staple of area menus for decades. Restaurants serve their individual recipes and compete for People’s Choice Awards, determined by ballots of those attending.  Critic’s Choice Awards also are given by a panel of six leading regional cuisine experts.  

History of She-Crab Soup:
She-crab soup originated in South Carolina in the 1700s and was based on a Scottish bisque recipe known as partan-bree. Initially, the soup was simply seafood and rice. Adding crab roe, or crab eggs, is what gives the soup its moniker. William Deas, a butler and cook for R. Goodwyn Rhett, mayor of Charleston, first added roe to the soup in an effort to impress President William Howard Taft, who was the mayor's dinner guest.

Tickets / Information:
A limited number of tickets are available for The East Coast She Crab Soup Classic.  Advance tickets are on sale for $14 (plus service fees) through all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center (2100 Parks Avenue)  Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center hours are 9:00am-5:00pm. Tickets are $18 day-of-show, if available.  Children 12 and younger who are not sampling and are accompanied by an adult are free. Dogs and beach/lawn chairs are not permitted in the tasting area.  For more information, please call 757-491-SUNN (7866).  For more info, go to: She Crab Soup Classic

2014 Participating Restaurants Include:
  • 328 Tequila Lounge
  • C.P. Shuckers
  • Freemason Abbey
  • Judy's Pub & Eatery
  • Keagan’s Restaurant
  • Lucky Oyster Seafood Grill
  • Lynnhaven Fish House
  • Mahi Mah's Seafood
  • Mannino’s Italian Bistro
  • McCormick & Schmick’s
  • Murphy’s Irish Pub
  • Passion the Restaurant
  • Rockafeller’s
  • Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar
  • Steinhilber's
  • Tradewinds
  • Westminster Canterbury
***The list of participating restaurants is subject to change.*** 
2013 Winners - Critics' Choice Award
1st Place: Mannino's Italian Bistro
2nd Place: Blue Pete's Restaurant
3rd Place: Murphy's Irish Pub
Honorable Mentions: 
Lynnhaven Fish House, Passion the Restaurant, and Tradewinds

Peoples' Choice Award
1st Place: Mannino's Italian Bistro
2nd Place: Rockafeller's Restaurant
3rd Place: Blue Pete's Restaurant
Honorable Mentions: 
Freemason Abbey Restaurant, Murphy's Irish Pub, and Sofia's at the North End

Plan a Weekend Getaway!
It's true that sampling awesome seafood dishes along the oceanfront is a vacationers dream!  Why not plan a long weekend and take time to awaken "all your senses"... not just your taste buds. 

The beautiful sights and sounds of the Atlantic are waiting to you.  Best of all, we have some awesome rental specials running in April at so check out the deals and book your vacation rental today! 

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 375 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
Sandbridge Beach - Virginia Beach, VA

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