8th Annual East Coast She Crab Soup Classic happening this weekend

Posted at 5:00 AM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 05:00:04-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – The 8th Annual East Coast She Crab Soup Classic is happening this weekend in Virginia Beach.

The open competition among local restaurants focuses on one of the regions most loved seafood dishes.

Restaurants serve their individual recipes and compete for People’s Choice Awards which are determined by the ballots of those in attendance.

They are also battling for the Critic’s Choice, given out by a panel of four leading regional cuisine experts.

We talked to last years Critics and People’s Choice first place winner, Passion the Restaurant, as well as the second place people’s choice, Freemason Abbey, and third place critics and people’s choice winner, Tubby’s Tavern.

There are 20 restaurants on the line up this year:

  • 11th Street Taphouse & Grille
  • Blue Seafood & Spirits
  • Bucketheads Beach Grill
  • Burtons Grill
  • Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant
  • Circa 1918
  • Citrus Breakfast & Lunch
  • C.P. Shuckers
  • Freemason Abbey
  • Irwin’s Pharmacy & Fountain
  • Lynnhaven Fish House
  • Mahi Mah’s Seafood
  • McCormick & Schmick’s
  • Murphy’s Irish Pub
  • Passion the Restaurant
  • Roger Brown’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
  • Scotty Quixx
  • Tradewinds
  • Tubby’s Tavern
  • Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

Tickets are &15 in advance and $20 day off. The event runs Saturday, April 9th from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the 24th Street Park at the Oceanfront.

For more information, check out Beach Street USA.