La Bamba Express in LBI’s Beach Haven is a great spot to enjoy traditional Mexican food. Chef Oliver incorporates bold flavors into his appetizers, street tacos, burritos and more.
And thanks to their jalapeño-leek seafood chowder, La Bamba is also part of LBI Chowderfest’s Chowder Trail. Ahead of Chowderfest on October 1, you can hit the Chowder Trail and become a Traveling Taster, sampling chowders along the island and, beginning September 3, casting votes for your favorites. (La Bamba is ready for your love in the “creative” category!) To register for the Chowder Trail—as well as download the Chowder Trail playlist, find lodging info, view event videos and peruse Chowderfest’s history—visit chowderfest.com.
LBI’s 34th annual Chowderfest on October 1 will feature live music, chowder for purchase, merchants, wine, seltzer, a variety of beer on tap, and surprise activities. The free event will conclude with an award ceremony announcing the 2022 champions.
Presented by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which has been serving area businesses and visitors since 1914, LBI’s Chowderfest showcases the barrier island and its bayfront communities. The festival’s focus on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, unique recipes, and pride of place creates a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure throughout early fall.
For more information on the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, call 609-494-7211 or visit their virtual visitor center.