As the weather begins to turn colder, taste buds start craving warm soups and stews. Enter: Souper Saturday.
Back for the second year, Souper Saturday is a soup tasting and shopping event in the heart of Claremore.
A total of 15 participating stores will be cooking up their favorite soup or stew recipes and serving them to event attendees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 6.
“Souper Saturday is back by popular demand,” said Sheila Giannelli, president of the Downtown Claremore Merchant Association. “Last year we had a lot of traffic and a lot of great soups.”
Tasting kits are required. They are limited and on sale now for $8 or two for $15. An early bird special of $7 a kit runs from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22.
The kits include a specialty mug, a bottle of water, a spoon, a menu, a tasting wrist band and an opportunity to taste 15 delicious soups and stews.
Tasting kits are available at The Cozy Cottage, 514 W. Will Rogers Blvd., the Grapevine, 404 W. Will Rogers Blvd., and Rhapsody Boutique & Spa, 318 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
Additionally, guests are encouraged to vote for their favorite soups. The business with the most votes will earn bragging rights on the street and a roving trophy to keep until next year.
Last year, The Haberdashery won with their broccoli cheese soup. Runners up were Cozy Cottage’s broccoli cheese soup and MoreClaremore’s pumpkin chili.
“We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and trying this year’s entries,” Giannelli said.
Participating businesses are The Burlap Closet (Taco Soup), Centsible Spending (Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Bisque), The Cozy Cottage (Potato Soup), The Cranberry Merchant, Crystal Pistol Boutique (Beef Stew), Dorothy’s Flowers (Cowboy Stew), The Farmhaus (Chicken Noodle), Frosted Cake Studio (Potato Soup), The Grapevine (Tortilla Soup), The Haberdashery, LoliPop: A Sweet Boutique (Japanese Noodle Soup), MoreClaremore (Full Moon Café Tortilla Soup), Rhapsody Boutique & Spa (Corn Chowder), Sailor Antiques and Collectibles (Cheeseburger Soup) and Willow Tree Mall (Cabin Fever).
Souper Saturday is an event by the Downtown Claremore Merchant Association. It is being held in conjunction with 1st Saturday Downtown, a monthly downtown-wide sale.
For more information, email the DCMA at firstname.lastname@example.org.