Senator Jeff Klein joined City Island restaurant owners and residents at Hawkins Park on City Island for his 2nd Annual City Island Clam Chowder Festival on Sunday, October 14. The chowder festival took place during the annual City Island Chamber of Commerce Arts & Crafts Fall Fair. Fair goers enjoyed samples of chowders from participating local restaurants and had the opportunity to vote for their favorite. Three awards were given: People’s Choice Chowder; Best Manhattan Clam Chowder; and Best New England Clam Chowder. Judging the competition was Senator Klein, Broadway Actress Kara Tremble on tour with the Tony Award Winning Jersey Boys!, John Doyle of the City Island Civic Association and City Island Current fleet captain Chris Cullen. The People’s Choice winners were Artie’s and The Lobster House for the Best New England Clam Chowder, and Morris Yacht Club and the Ale House for the Best Manhattan Clam Chowder. The judges chose Sammy’s Fish Box for the Best New England Clam Chowder, and the Morris Yacht Club for the Best Manhattan Clam Chowder.