When you say Boston, one of the first things a lot of people think of is chowder. It is just synonymous with the city. There is nothing like that hot cup, or bowl, or bread bowl of creamy deliciousness when the weather turns cold. It’s even a classic in the summertime, paired with a clam roll or a lobster roll, or a fisherman’s platter. Now I’m getting hungry.
Well it’s official – January 15th will be declared “Chowda Day” in Boston. Legal Sea Foods has announced that their annual celebration is being formally recognized by the city. Boston City Council President Ed Flynn is expected to give a proclamation on January 12th.
Legal Sea Foods celebrates “Chowda Day” by charging only $1 a cup on January 15th. Proceeds benefit research at Boston Children’s Hospital. Last year, they sold over 9,000 cups!
For chowder fans, there are lots of different ways to top your classic clam chowder. Some restaurants add bacon, some cheddar cheese, others throw in fresh chopped parsley, and we can’t forget those delicious oyster crackers.
When we’re talking chowder, there is always a debate as to who has the best. The following is from TimeOut Boston’s list last year of the Best Clam Chowder in Boston.