Dive: Southwest poblano corn chowder with shrimp

The gays — and everyone else — turned out for the second annual Chefs for Farmers, the foodiefest in Lee Park. Last year’s event was in May and was a sweltering affair, but the weather Sunday was about as perfect as you could get. The one piece of bad news: It was so popular, a lot of restaurants ran out before the event was over. But if you couldn’t get fat and happy on half of what was available, you weren’t trying very hard.

The winning entry (based on votes by the judges) was from Fearing’s, while Janice Provost’s spicy wild boar bolognese was the attendee’s vote for the best. Blaine Staniford’s braised pork cheek in pumpkin butter was outstanding, as were Jon Stevens’ pumpkin fritter, Katherine Clapner’s liquid chocolate with carrot-lemon foam and Garreth Dickey’s butterscotch pudding which were all at the top of my list.

If you missed it, enjoy some mouthwatering photos after the jump. (Note: This post corrects chef’s name and the addition of the judges’ selection for best of the fest.)