Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Ocean Isle museum hosts second annual foodie event, volunteers needed 

A Lowcountry boil soup will be one of a roughly a dozen to taste and vote on as part of SOUPer Saturday at Museum of Coastal Carolina in February. (Courtesy photo)

OCEAN ISLE BEACH –  A coastal museum is getting cozy this winter season with its second annual event that centers on warm bowls of soup. And attendees can choose their favorites.

On Feb. 3, the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation is hosting its second SOUPer Saturday at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. The event will be held after business hours, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Guests will be given the opportunity to taste an array of soup samples made by local home cooks and then vote on their favorites. The winner will be crowned by the foundation, which will issue a $100 gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Jim Hoffman, the museum’s executive director, informed Port City Daily the museum still needsfive or six more participants of its 10-to-12 volunteer chefs. So far, soup selections include a Lowcountry boil soup, chili and a taco soup. Participants will bring 2 gallons of soup and can apply by calling the museum at 910-579-1016. 

A $10 admission ticket is required for entry and can be purchased in advance here (a limited amount of tickets may be available at the door). The ticket includes soup samples and a small dessert; beer and wine also will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the museum. 


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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