And not just any soup — 48 beautiful chowders, broths, stews, potages, goulashes, stocks, bisques and salmagundis from some of Nashville's most accomplished restaurant kitchens. This year's event is this Sunday, Feb. 26, at LP Field, and it's good to know some tips before you go.
Realistically, you're not going to be able to eat soup from all these great restaurants. So plan ahead: Print the list, get a floor diagram of the Club Level space at LP Field, if you can find one. (I couldn't.) Arrive early. Review the winners from last year and the last year's event. Keep your ears open for people making especially yummy noises. Ask around. Taste judiciously, discarding any soup that isn't what you hoped for. Don't be tempted by seconds.
Finally, be prepared to skip a soup that doesn't sound good to you, no matter whether others seem to be delirious over it. For me, that's the chicken-cheese-chowder soups, which are so rich and filling they don't leave enough room for tasting as many other soups as possible.
See, now that is strategy. Share your pro tip in the comments. Click here for tickets. Family packages are $40, adult tickets are $20 and children's tickets are $8.