Here’s a reminder that tomorrow is the SOUP-er Bowl, a soup taste-off between area chefs at Waterfront Station from 1 to 4pm. The event will be held in a heated tent on the vacant southwest parcel. There will be soup and chili samples from the area restaurants, including Station 4, Soup Up, Halsa, and Bar Pilar. A beer and wine garden will be on-site, with prices ranging from $5 to $7, as well as a complimentary football lounge that will stream highlights from past Super Bowls. Live music will be performed by a Motown band called The Original Moonlighters and there will also be DJs. Admission is free.
This is the second event to be held at Waterfront Station over the past two months. In December, there was a fashion truck event. At last week’s ANC meeting, Gordon Fraley from Vornado and David Smith from Forest City indicated that there will be more events on the vacant parcels – at least one per quarter. They were at the meeting to request a two-year extension for stage one Planned Unit Development (PUD) approval, since the office market has not recovered yet in the District. It’s likely that the parcels will remain vacant for the time being, but if the developers keep to their word, there will be more events to activate the space.