Q. Why was there no coverage of the 16th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cookoff? I could not find any report of winners or any pictures. This is a sustainable festival with potential to grow into an even larger tourism draw with the help of the Star’s resources before, during and after the event.
A. Freelance reporter Allison Ballard previewed the Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off in her “Just a Taste” column on April 11 in the StarNews “Eat” section (page 2E). The column contains quick-hit type info on various food and wine events in the area. A photo ran of one of last year’s chowder-making chefs and her write-up also appeared on the Port City Foodies blog.
The main reason the Chowder Cook-Off didn’t get more play this year is that it was on the same weekend as the Azalea Festival. All of our photographers, and most of our reporters, were tied up with that huge event.
An announcement of the winners of the Chowder Cook-Off will appear on the Port City Foodies blog on April 17 and run in print April 18.
Date posted: April 17, 2012
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