What are you doing Saturday for lunch? Grab your friends and get down to the Bay for a delicious chowder tasting, Pier 43 to be exact. The 2017 Wharf Fest Chowder Competition & Street Fair happens Saturday, October 21, from 11am to 5pm at Fisherman’s Wharf and is going to be a stiff competition this year among the many acclaimed chefs. Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco, will be participating in the contest serving up a unique Salmon-Bacon Chowder recipe. “Chowder Fest is a wonderful event for all the restaurants in Fisherman’s Wharf to really feature what makes San Francisco unique,” says Avery Burgert, Hard Rock Cafe SF Sales & Marketing Manager. “All of us at Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco are so excited to participate.”

Hard Rock’s Salmon-Bacon Chowder served up in fresh local French bread loaves. Yum!

When asked why they were entering a Salmon Chowder,  Avery replied, “Hard Rock’s Salmon-Bacon Chowder is an old Hard Rock Cafe recipe that we recreated specifically for this event. We decided to go with a fresh local salmon and a local bread, because we wanted to highlight what is unique and fresh to the San Francisco Bay Area.”

Ten different restaurants have entered the competition. Besides street vendors and art vendors, they will have a rock climbing wall! The whole community comes out for this event which is celebrating its fourth year. “We really enjoy being a part of San Francisco community events,” continues Avery. ‘Chowder Fest is an obvious choice for us because it is in our own back yard. We wouldn’t miss it.”

It should be a beautiful day on the Bay with family, friends and chowder!

About Wharf Fest Chowder Competition & Street Fair:

For the fourth year in a row, Fisherman’s Wharf invites Bay Area locals to come enjoy the neighborhood after the crowds of visitors have subsided but before the fabulous fall weather fades away. Festival goers will enjoy a street fair, art vendors and a variety of free activities including a Segway obstacle course and rock climbing walls. At the most delicious part of the day, the Chowder Competition, 10 different Wharf restaurants will battle it out for the title of the Best Chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf.

About Hard Rock Cafe, San Francisco

Located on world-renowned Pier 39 in Fisherman’s Wharf, Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco was completely renovated in April 2017 and includes modernized décor, a refreshed outdoor patio, expanded Rock Shop® Retail Store, a new function room equipped for private events and new memorabilia collection additions. Plus, new San Francisco-inspired dishes have been introduced to the restaurant menu. Come for a visit after the Chowder Fest.

Photos courtesy of Fisherman’s Wharf and Hard Rock Cafe.