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Michael's named chowder champ again

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - Michael's Seafood and Catering won first place at the Great Chowder Cook-Off in Rhode Island for a third straight year.

Now that his world-famous clam chowder is a three-time winner, Chef Michael McGowan from the Carolina Beach restaurant has to retire the champion chowder from the competition.

Paul Tarasco has worked at Michael's for six years. After the first win in 2009, Tarasco said that the three-peat was no surprise to anyone who has tasted the soup.

"We knew for a fact we were going to sweep it ," said Tarasco. "There's no way we weren't going to win the next two years."

Tarasco and the entire Michael's staff will celebrate their latest award Tuesday, June 7, with music, games and plenty of chowder for everyone.

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