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Buffalo Soup-Fest 2020: Rounding up the winners

The 10th anniversary of Buffalo Soup-Fest satisfied at RiverWorks on Jan. 26, split into two sessions of slurping soup fans. In total, approximately 4,500 people attended the milestone soup celebration.

Nearly 30 local vendors competed for a swath of awards, which event co-organizer Matt Carlucci announced Monday evening. We've included the specific varieties that won in the cases we could find them.

Best in City: Joe's Deli

Best in 'Burbs: 773 North

Best Ethnic: Water Lily Cafe

Best Veggie: Souped Up's Hungarian mushroom

Best Meat: The Howling Rooster

Best Seafood: The Louisiana Cookery's She-Crab

Most Comforting: Globe Market

Best Chili: Lenox Grill's vegan chipotle chili

Most Unique: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino's savory loganberry

Best Buffalo-Style: Danny's Restaurant at the Airport

[Read more: Danny's leads charge in hot soups to try this winter | Look back at 2019 Soup-Fest winners]

Foodies' Choice (chosen by a judges panel): Terrace at Delaware Park's spicy African peanut

Best Spicy Soup: Papi Grande's chicken tortilla

Best Newcomer: Neat

Best Bourbon-Based Soup: Neat's bourbon-braised short rib

Best Beer-Based Soup: East Eden Tavern's beer cheese brisket jalapeño

Amateur Soup Contest Winner: Richard Cerrone's beef stroganoff

[Read: Joe's Deli, 773 North, Howling Rooster, Papi Grande's, Seneca Niagara Resorts & Casino and Terrace at Delaware Park featured in Soup-Fest suggestion story]

The crowd at Buffalo Soup-Fest 2020, for which 4,500 people attended. (Don Nieman/Special to The News)


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