Best of Souper Bowl XV

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That’s a wrap on Souper Bowl 2019! Thank you to the all the soup aficionados across Lake Norman for joining us for our fifteenth annual soup competition.

Thank you to the following restaurants for their participation: Brickhouse Tavern, Carrburritos, Famous Toastery, Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse, Mestizo Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, The Pickled Peach, Davidson Ice House, Table 31 and Mandolino’s Artisan Pizza.

Congratulations to the winners of Souper Bowl XV!

Best Overall: Davidson Ice House, ft. Davidson Wedding Soup

Best Chunky: Table 31, ft. Short Rib Chili

Best Creamy: Mestizo Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, ft. Roasted Chile Ancho Crab Meat Creamy Soup

Best Farm to Spoon: Davidson Ice House, ft. Davidson Wedding Soup 

Best Vegetarian: Carrburritos, ft. Cream of Mushroom and Broccoli Soup

 Most Creative: Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse, ft. Loaded Baked Potato Soup 

Additionally, thank you to our dessert vendors: Gâteau on Main and Fresh Market. Thank you to our silent auction donors for their unique contributions, and to our musicians, Sunday Union, Rusty Knox, and Sands of Tyme.

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you to the following local businesses:

Souper Bowl is annual fundraiser in support of the Davidson Housing Coalition’s emergency home repair program, HAMMERS (Hands Helping Around Mecklenburg/Mooresville Making Emergency Repairs Safely). Please visit our program page to learn more about HAMMERS.

Missed Souper Bowl, but still want to support HAMMERS? It’s not too late! We accept donations year-round in support of HAMMERS. To support HAMMERS now, visit our online donation page, and mark the box, “This is a gift for DHC’s HAMMERS program.” Thank you!

Community Partnership Helps Longtime Davidson Resident Remain Safe in Home

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The front of Sybil’s home prior to the repairs.


Sybil Donaldson is a long-time resident of Davidson, and is a fixture of Town Hall where she works as a custodian. Sybil’s house has served as a home for her and her family for many years. Having grown up there, Sybil then inherited the house from her parents as an adult. Through the years, the house has aged, several critical repairs were needed in order to keep it safe for Sybil to continue living there.

Each year, Davidson Housing Coalition partners with Saussy Burbank and JCB Urban to provide a local, low-income resident with the extensive repair work their home needs through DHC’s HAMMERS program. Saussy Burbank and JCB Urban recruit subcontractors and other businesses to donate their time and materials for the repairs to ensure that these repairs are at no cost to the resident. Through these partnerships, the following repairs were completed: a new bathtub and kitchen sink were installed, several leaks—both inside and outside of the home—were sealed, a new crawlspace door was built, and a new dryer pipe and vent were installed. Additionally, the foundation in the back and all of the front porch boards and columns were replaced, and a ramp was built to increase accessibility. Lastly, the porch and foundation were painted, and a drainage swell was created in the front yard to divert water away from the house and grass.

Sybil is very proud of her home; she loves how central her home is to downtown Davidson, and enjoys sitting on the porch in the evenings to relax. Sybil rests assured knowing that her home is safe, and in good condition—the dryer vent is no longer a fire hazard, and the house’s foundation maintains its structural integrity.

DHC thanks Broadway Commercial Services, Tench Masonary, Price Brothers Plumbing, Frank Murray & Associates, and Jim Burbank and the teams at Saussy Burbank and JCB Urban.


The front of Sybil’s home after the repairs, featuring Sybil looking over the new ramp to her front porch.