Soup for the Soul bowls over with Denver's best chefs

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Lori Midson
Hundreds of foodniks with big hearts made the trek to the downtown Sheraton hotel last night for one of the year's most heartwarming events: Soup for the Soul, a benefit that provides bowlfuls of comfort to patients of Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice, both of which provide hospice care and family bereavement programs. More than a dozen restaurants, including Table 6, Rioja, Fruition, Squeaky Bean and Root Down, strutted appetizers and soups, while Squeaky Bean owner Johnny Ballen made his mark with a polyester leisure suit that you have to see to believe.

We've brought back snaps of that -- and the delicious foodstuffs -- on the following pages.

Eat your heart out.

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Lori Midson
Fruition's potato and leek bisque.

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Scott Parker, executive chef of Table 6, with one of his kitchen cohorts.

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Scott Parker's pork, bean and celery root perogi soup.

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Butternut squash and apple soup and speck BLT profiteroles from Rioja, Euclid Hall and Bistro Vendome.

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Seared Columbian arepas with mozzarella, poblano-pistachio pesto, achiote crema and pico de gallo from Root Down.

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What a great event for a great cause!! Thank you to all the restaurants and chefs for donating their time, talent and SOUP to help raise funds for Porter Hospice and St Anthony Hospice!!!

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