Tito’s Sloppy Doggs is the winner of the annual Crittenton Services Soup and Salad Luncheon’s Best Soup award. The event was held on October 11 at the McLure Hotel and featured a Soup Cook-Off in which ten local chefs/restaurants participated, including Coleman’s Fish Market, Crittenton’s Kitchen, Generations Pub, Oglebay Resort, Parkhurst Dining at Wheeling Jesuit University, River City Restaurant, Tito’s Sloppy Doggs, Vagabond Kitchen, WVNCC’s Culinary Arts Department and Ye Olde Alpha.
More than 300 guests attended the luncheon and placed their votes for Best Soup. This year, attendees chose the Stuffed Pepper Soup from Tito’s Sloppy Doggs as the Best Soup. This is the first year that Tito’s has participated in Crittenton’s Soup Cook-Off. Crittenton's Special Events Coordinator, Jessica Smith, presented the award to Chris and Angela Burress of Tito's Sloppy Doggs.
Money raised at the Soup and Salad Luncheon benefits the Crittenton Cares Volunteer Program which provides clients in the Residential Treatment Program with birthday parties, holiday celebrations, special events, Christmas gifts—and many other activities that bring fun and comfort to children who are in out-of-home placement.
Major sponsors for the event were Harvey Goodman Realty, Main Street Bank, MedExpress, Phillips, Gardill, Kaiser and Altmeyer, Riesbeck’s Food Markets, Wheeling Hospital and the Ziegenfelder Company. Food sponsors included All Good Things Catering, DeFelice Bros., Greco’s, Gus’s Goodies, Jebbia’s Market, La Gran Hacienda, Logan’s Roadhouse, Perkins, Sandscrest, Texas Roadhouse, The Soup Shack, Undo’s and Wheeling Island Racetrack & Casino. Door prizes and themed basket raffles were also offered.