This past Saturday, March 16th, the 14th annual "Soup's On!" event had the town of Ligonier buzzing with excitement as culinary enthusiasts gathered to savor a plethora of delectable soups. Among the array of enticing entries, Foggy Mountain Lodge & Pub's tomato florentine soup, complete with grilled cheese croutons, highlighted the restaurant's innovative approach to traditional flavors.

Foggy Mountain’s Culinary Triumph

Foggy Mountain Lodge & Pub proudly adds another jewel to its crown of culinary triumphs at the 14th annual "Soup's On!" event. Building upon their impressive track record of four previous wins – corn chowder in 2018, beef barley in 2019, duck dumpling in 2021, and creamy mushroom in 2023 – Foggy Mountain's entry, the delectable tomato florentine soup with a grilled cheese crouton, secured their fifth victory. The prize? The pride that comes with securing the soup-er win, as well as another year of displaying the giant spoon that travels from one winning restaurant to the next. Foggy Mountain and its staff take great pride in displaying, what one staff member refers to as, the “Stanley Cup of Soups”.

This milestone win not only reaffirms Foggy Mountain's expertise in soup craftsmanship but also solidifies their reputation as a creative staple in the culinary scene. The restaurant's innovative approach to flavors and dedication to quality have consistently impressed and delighted patrons, making Foggy Mountain a beloved destination for food enthusiasts seeking exceptional dining experiences. This fifth win is a testament to Foggy Mountain's unwavering commitment to culinary excellence and sets the stage for even more achievements in the future.

Beyond the Competition

While "Soup's On!" provides a platform for Foggy Mountain to showcase their talents, the restaurant's dedication to culinary excellence extends far beyond the competition. Patrons can enjoy Foggy Mountain's staple soups, crab bisque and baked french onion, as well as a rotating third soup that changes from week to week. Some of the fan favorite soups that make an appearance on the menu throughout the year include, white chicken chili, broccoli cheddar, loaded potato, creamy mushroom, and many others. 

Soup isn’t the only fare Foggy Mountain has to offer. The restaurant boasts a full menu ranging from chicken romano and prime rib to burgers, wings, and pizza. A newer addition to the versatile menu are the instantly popular baked subs! Favorites include the best selling hot italian sub and the ever popular laurel ridge chicken sub.

Embracing Community and Tradition

Foggy Mountain Lodge & Pub's commitment to community and tradition goes beyond its delectable dishes. Situated just south of Ligonier in Stahlstown, nestled among rolling hills and picturesque landscapes, the lodge has become a beloved hub for locals and travelers seeking not just a meal but an experience steeped in warmth and hospitality.

The welcoming ambiance of Foggy Mountain is evident from the moment guests step through the door. In the colder months the crackling fireplace invites patrons to unwind and savor their meal in a cozy, rustic setting. The aroma of freshly prepared soups and hearty comfort foods fills the air, creating an inviting atmosphere that beckons diners to linger and indulge in culinary delights. Once the weather breaks and the flowers bloom, guests can enjoy dinner and drinks during warm summer nights on the large covered deck adjacent to the bar. 

Beyond the dining areas, Foggy Mountain's live-edge bar is a focal point. Here, friends gather to share stories over signature cocktails and local brews, creating cherished memories that extend beyond the dining experience. The friendly staff, always ready with a welcoming smile and attentive service, further enhances the sense of belonging that permeates Foggy Mountain Lodge & Pub.

Foggy Mountain actively engages with the local community, participating in events and initiatives that celebrate local heritage and culture. From hosting events that showcase regional flavors to partnering with local artisans and musicians for special events, Foggy Mountain contributes to the tapestry of community life in meaningful ways.

As patrons return time and again to Foggy Mountain Lodge & Pub, they not only savor exceptional cuisine but also become part of a larger narrative of community, tradition, and shared experiences. It's more than just a restaurant; it's a place where friendships are forged, stories are shared, and memories are made.

Looking Ahead - Tastes of the Town

As March transitions into April, the culinary excitement in Ligonier shows no signs of slowing down. Foggy Mountain Lodge & Pub eagerly anticipates the 31st annual “Tastes of the Town” event, set to take place on Thursday, April 18th, with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Hosted at the rustic "The Barn at Ligonier Valley," this extravaganza promises an evening of gourmet delights and community celebration.

“Tastes of the Town” isn't just about food; it's about supporting the community. The event is a fundraising initiative benefiting the Ligonier Valley Historical Society, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary of "Keeping History Alive." Every ticket purchased and every sponsorship opportunity seized contributes to preserving the rich heritage and stories of the Ligonier Valley.

For those interested in attending “Tastes of the Town” or learning more about sponsorship opportunities, visit for additional information.

Foggy Mountain Lodge & Pub's culinary journey from "Soup's On!" to "Tastes of the Town" to its day-to-day operations encapsulates the essence of culinary excellence, community spirit, and commitment to heritage. As they continue to delight palates and support local initiatives, Foggy Mountain remains a beloved local institution, embodying the best of food, fellowship, and tradition. 

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