Carson Valley’s Signature Soup For 2017: The Grill Next Door’s ‘Clam Chowder’
Staff Reports · 2 min read
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Carrying just over 39 percent of the vote, Gardnerville Ranchos eatery The Grill Next Door claimed the title for Carson Valley’s Signature Soup — becoming the third soup to win the crown in three years.
It held off previous defending champions Cafe Girasole (Sweet Potato Curry claimed 23 percent of the vote) and Fully Belly Deli (Baked Potato Soup took 20 percent of the vote).
In about a week, we’ll resume our search for Carson Valley’s signature steak, prime rib or beef dish with Beef Wars 2017.
We have created a virtual throwdown among Valley restaurants, seeking out the signature dishes Carson Valley has to offer. Through the first year, we covered burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, soups, steaks, salads, appetizers, breakfasts, pasta, dessert and fried foods (you can see the results here).
Nominees should come from locally unique restaurants. Nominees should be within the CVT coverage area (the Douglas-Carson line to the north, the foot of the Carson Range to the west, the Pine Nuts to the east and the state line to the south).
2017 CVT SOUP WARS FINALISTS
“Clam Chowder” — The Grill Next Door
1302 Langley Drive, Suite 3, Gardnerville Ranchos, 775-265-8841
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Breakfast only served Saturday and Sunday).
Scratch-made traditional clam chowder served from the heart of the Gardnerville Ranchos.
“Sweet Potato Curry” – Abby Jo’s Café Girasole
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
“Lobster Bisque” — CV Steak
1627 US Highway 395 N, Minden
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 4:30-9:30 p.m.
A local take on the classic gourmet soup, this one is not to be missed. Find it among the selections on the eatery’s robust starter menu.
2017 VOTING BALLOT
JT Basque Bar & Dining Room: “Tongue Stew”
Philadelphia Restaurant & Sandwich Company” “Ciopinno”
Minden Meat & Deli: “Blue Hubbard Squash”
Wild Horse: “Crock Onion Soup”
Sharkey’s Jackpot Cafe: “Bean Chili”
Overland Restaurant & Pub: “Curried Pumpkin”
Carson Valley Country Club: “Beef Stew”
Genoa Country Store: “Butternut Bisque”
Louie’s Chinese: “Hot and Sour”
Francisco’s Mexican Restaurant: “Albondigas”