Celebrate National Clam Chowder Day

 Did you know? The Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in the country and prides themselves on their delicious clam chowder. Former President Barack Obama even hit them up in 2015 for ten cups of it!

I would like to think in New England, every day is clam chowda day!  But the national day calendar has this day listed for February 25th. 

In New England we are traditional and stick with the original recipe and most popular variety of clam chowder, "New England clam chowder" introduced to the region by French, Nova Scotian, or British settlers, becoming common in the 18th century.

Now while other recipes are out there unlike some New Yorkers we don't add tomatoes around these parts. In fact ordering Manhattan clam chowder is kinda like wearing a New York Yankees jersey to Fenway Park. You're going to get some looks!! 

While a lot of places claim to have "Award Winning" or the "BEST" chowder in town, I have found everyone has there own take and this classic recipe.

I have samples many menus around the city and post on twitter about my finding. Below are some of my favoirts I have found and a few well know you should try anytime, not just on #NationalClamChowderDay  


Where to find Boston's Best Clam Chowder

Head to Joe's American Bar & Grill - Waterfront for a bread bowl filled to the brim with their scratch-made Clam Chowder while overlooking scenic Boston Harbor.
Joe's American Bar & Grill - 100 Atlantic Ave. / Boston, MA / www.joesamerican.com

Legal Sea Foods -  The most popular name around Boston. Did you know theirs has been served at every Presidential inauguration since 1981? This award-winning recipe is full of tender Cape Cod clams, cream and herbs and you can even have it shipped out to you all over the Continental U.S. in as little as 24 hours. www.legalseafoods.com

Stop off at Anthem Kitchen + Bar  located in historic Fanuiel Hall for a cup or bowl of their two-time Boston Chowderfest winning New England Clam Chowder. These guys actual have won awards!! 
Anthem Kitchen + Bar / 101 S. Market St. / Boston, MA / www.anthem-boston.com 

Another one of my favorites and I have to admit I was surprises, the Chowder at Back Bay Social Club reminded me of my mothers recipe. It has a lot going on with herbs and has become one of my favorites since I first tweeted about it in November.  Back Bay Social Club / 967 Boyston Steet. / Boston, MA www.backbaysocialclub.com

Solas Irish Pub located at 710 Boyston Street in Boston also servers up a very tasty bowl of New England Clam Chowder. www.solasboston.com

Also in the Back Bay, try Atlantic Fish Co. for a bread boule stuffed with Boston's freshest Clam Chowder.
Atlantic Fish Co. / 761 Boylston St. / Boston, MA / www.atlanticfish.com


Towne Stove and Spirits offers up a thick creamy bowl of "Chowda" that I have had the pleasure of trying. /900 Boylston Street, Boston MA/  www.towneboston.com

MJ O'Connor's is home of the three-time Boston Harborfest winning Clam Chowder that landed them in the "Hall of Fame" for Best Clam Chowder. 
MJ O'Connor's - Park Plaza / 27 Columbus Ave. / Boston, MA
MJ O'Connor's - Waterfront / 425 Summer St. / Boston, MA

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