It was a ‘Souper Bowl’

PUHI — Susan Pittman of Clayworks at Kilohana was pleased with the turnout Sunday.

“You just missed the first wave,” she exclaimed. “And, now the second surge is starting.”

A steady stream of patrons flowed through the little pottery gallery and shop on the grounds of the Kilohana Estate in Puhi as advance diners came to claim their “Souper Sunday” special of a hand-made bowl filled with a soup prepared by the restaurant Gaylord’s at Kilohana’s culinary department.

“We’ve been coming every year,” Suzanne Woodruff said, as she got some help while ladling the cream of turkey and wild rice soup that was the special for this year’s event.

“We never miss it,” she said.

Pittman started doing the Souper Sunday event to help bolster business during the lull that occurs while the big game is being aired, and also, to help out in the community.

The Kaua’i Food Bank has been the beneficiary since she started the program about 10 years ago, and on this Sunday, it was obvious that people made it a point to enjoy some gourmet soup before the game. The soup bowl was theirs to take.

“Look, it even has a special place for chopsticks,” one couple pointed out. “Although, we probably won’t be using it for that.”

Diners for the tax-deductible package could enjoy their selection in the garden area behind the studio that shares the space with the kiln used to fire all of the “Souper Bowl” creations.

Or, they could opt to take their filled bowls with them to their final Super Bowl destination

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