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Great NH Restaurants’ chowder named ‘Biff’s Pick’

Friday, August 29, 2014

BEDFORD – Chef Nicole Barreira and Great New Hampshire Restaurants earned the title of “Biff’s Pick” on Aug. 20 for creating the best chowder in a blind taste test judged by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle and Capt. Ralph Wilkins of “Wicked Tuna” on the National Geographic Channel.

The competition took place at the Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, where celebrity chefs from some of New England’s finest restaurants competed for the title.

Biffle is the leading spokesman for the NASCAR Green Initiative, which has the largest recycling and environmental sustainability program among all U.S. sports. He made a series of stops in New Hampshire in preparation for the Sylvania 300, including a pit stop in Newington to learn how to shuck oysters with Laura Ward, of Fox Point Oysters, followed by the Chowder Taste Off in Portsmouth.

Barreira accepted the silver ladle trophy with “Biff’s Pick” engraved on the front on behalf of T-Bones, Cactus Jack’s and Copper Door.

“It’s great to be recognized with ‘Biff’s Pick,’ as having great-tasting chowder is a New England must-have,” Barreira said.

Great New Hampshire Restaurants also won Best Chowder at the 2012 and 2013 Chowder Fest in the Lakes Region.

Great New Hampshire Restaurants owns the Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford; T-Bones Great American Eatery locations in Hudson, Bedford, Derry, Laconia and Salem; and Cactus Jack’s Great West Grill locations in Laconia and Manchester.

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