Soupskol, the competition where local restaurants dole out samples of soups and stews to the public, who then vote on their favorite, returns Friday. The event is coming in out of the cold -- it used to take place outside in downtown Aspen -- and is now at the So Cafe at the Aspen Art Museum.
It was a part of Winterskol from 2004-2016 but has been on hiatus since then. Jennifer Albright Carney, vice president of event marketing for the Aspen Chamber, says that was partly due to turnover in some of the participating restaurants.
Carney says she's heard from locals who are looking forward to Soupskol’s return.
"The response has been really great," she said. "People are excited to attend again, and we are so excited to have nine restaurants be a part of it."
Those restaurants include the reigning title holder Meat and Cheese, longtime participant The Little Nell and newcomer Tatanka Western Bistro.
The tasting starts at 4 p.m. Friday, with cocktails provided by Woody Creek Distillers and music from DJ Dylan.