The fifth annual Chowderfest fundraiser for the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County brought out more than 400 people to the Bacara Resort Sunday afternoon.
Forty-two restaurants, breweries and wineries served up their best chowder, beer and wine.
The money raised will help serve 4,000 low-income residents a year who need legal help.
“It helps us cover our costs. We’re a group of lawyers and paralegals. We help provide legal services for disadvantaged veterans, seniors in the Santa Barbara County area,” said Jason Dominguez, the Legal Aid executive director.
NewsChannel 3 Senior Reporter John Palminteri was a judge for the chowder competition. Three Pickles Deli won for best overall and traditional chowder. The Chase won for best creative chowder.