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Souper Bowl XIX: Potter puts his spin on Habitat fundraiser

By Jason Lesley
Coastal Observer

Scott Henderson of Hagley Estates has packed up 106 bowls he made for this year’s Georgetown County Habitat for Humanity Souper Bowl and gone to work on bowls for next year.

“When the Souper Bowl started they were asking people to donate bowls. I said, ‘Well, fine I can donate a few bowls. Over the years it’s gotten bigger and bigger,” he said. “Over the last 10 years, I’ve donated at least 100 bowls a year.”

This is the 19th anniversary year of Habitat’s Souper Bowl. There will be 40 soups being served with bread beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church in Pawleys Island. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Ticket outlets include Applewood House of Pancakes, The Chocolate and Coffee House, Greenskeeper Florist, Palmetto Ace Hardware and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Georgetown. Proceeds from the evening go toward funding a new house for a deserving family.

“I have a lot of time,” Henderson said. He makes the bowls at Coastal Carolina University’s pottery studio. “It keeps me out of the bars,” he said. Henderson’s favorite is the Japanese tea bowl but he makes all kinds and sizes. “I enjoy it,” he said. “It’s for a good cause and people like them.”

Here’s what’s on the menu to fill the bowls on Saturday:

• Alfresco Georgetown Bistro, minestrone;

• Applewood House of Pancakes, seafood bisque;

• Atlantic House, Hoppin’ John soup;

• Austin’s Ocean One, creamy Italian white bean soup with baby kale and crispy pancetta;

• Bagel Café and Bakery, slow braised chicken and three-cheese broccoli;

• Beef O’Brady’s, tomato vegetable bisque;

• Big Tuna Raw Bar, shrimp and smoked sausage gumbo;

• BisQit, cheeseburger soup;

• Bistro 217, tomato, crab and jalapeño;

• Blue Elephant, coconut chicken;

• Buzz’s Roost, hearty chicken noodle;

• Capt. Dave’s Dockside, fried green tomato;

• Capt. John’s Seafood Grill, seafood gumbo with shrimp and scallops;

• Carefree Catering, white bean and ham;

• Chocolate and Coffee House, chocolate chili;

• Father Pat’s Lunch Kitchen, Brunswick stew;

• The Fresh Market, chicken, kale and sweet potato;

• Front Street Deli, cream of tomato basil;

• Get Carried Away Southern Takeout, Lorenzo’s vegetable soup;

• Graham’s Landing, Lowcountry gumbo;

• Habañeros, chicken and rice;

• Hanser House, Manhattan clam chowder;

• Hopsewee Plantation, GinGin chicken soup;

• Inlet Affairs, shrimp and corn chowder;

• Island Bar and Grill, creamy tomato

and bacon;

• Landolfi’s, roasted butternut squash;

• Litchfield Beach Fish House, she crab;

• Moe’s Original BarBQue, smoked chicken tortilla;

• Murrells Inlet Seafood, tomato crab basil;

• Pastaria 811, Italian cream clam chowder;

• Pawleys Island Bakery, roasted poblano and white cheddar;

• Pawleys Island Tavern, loaded baked potato;

• Pawleys Plantation, mama’s vegetable;

• Quigley’s Pint and Plate, gator and green tomato chili with tasso ham and speckled butter beans;

• The Reserve, cream of mushroom;

• River Room, speckled butter beans;

• Rustic Table, clam chowder;

• Salt Water Creek Cafe, chicken and black bean chili;

• 700 Modern Grill and Bar, loaded baked potato;

• Thomas Café, gumbo.

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