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Local chowders stand out in competition

Published June 12. 2013 4:00AM   Updated June 12. 2013 2:37PM
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Team Octagon celebrates its victory at the recent Polar Seltzer Great Chowder Cook-Off.

Octagon Restaurant at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa received one of the top honors at the 32nd annual Polar Seltzer Great Chowder Cook-Off, held recently at the Newport Yachting Center in Rhode Island.

Octagon received a first place award in the "Most Creative" category for its Dragon Chowder, an Asian-inspired recipe featuring alligator, lobster and skate wing.

StoneRidge of Mystic earned a third-place nod in the Best Seafood Chowder category.

Festival attendees selected the winners by vote.

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