Souper Bowl Sunday more than football

PUHI — If the event is anything like last year’s, mark your calendars now.

“It was fabulous last year,” said Susan Pittman of the Clayworks at Kilohana. “We had a very big turnout with lots of people.”

Pittman was busy turning bowls for the Clayworks at Kilohana’s annual Souper Bowl Sunday event, stopping only briefly to answer questions from visitors browsing through the gallery on the grounds of the Kilohana Estate.

This year’s Souper Bowl Sunday event will take place on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 between 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clayworks studio.

“I can’t be sure, but I think this is the 14th year we’re hosting the Souper Bowl Sunday,” Pittman said of the event that benefits the Kaua‘i Food Bank. “We’ve been in this location since 1995, and I’m pretty sure we started the Souper Bowl event in 1996.”

For a $25 donation, patrons will receive a hand-turned bowl, some of which feature indentations which serve as chopstick rests for local afficionadoes who will find that it’s just the right size for saimin, once the Chef Andy soup is gone.

Although Pittman noted that some shoppers pick up their bowls ahead of time, the kicker is to come in on Feb. 3 where shoppers will get their bowl filled with a helping of soup prepared by the culinary department of Gaylord’s Restaurant.

“It’s still a bit early to tell what kind of soup they’re going to be making,” Pittman said. “But last year, we ran out of soup. There wasn’t a drop left.”

Pittman said the 150 bowls they are making are for the Kaua‘i Food Bank because all the proceeds from the ticket sales are donated to the Kaua‘i Food Bank.

Tickets for Souper Bowl Sunday are available at the Clayworks at Kilohana studio, or through the Kaua‘i Food Bank at its Nawiliwili facility.

• For more information, visit the Clayworks Web site at, or call 246-2529.


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