To ward off the dreary, cold weather and celebrate the fact that it's "National Clam Chowder Day", I suggest that you put on your comfy clothes, bundle up and head out into this endless rain and treat yourself to a great steamy cup of chowder.
New England clam chowder is typically made with potatoes, onion, bacon, flour and clams. And, while we all inherently know that adding tomatoes to clam chowder is strictly forbidden, a seldom known fact is that in Maine introduced a bill to legislature in 1939 bill making tomatoes in clam chowder illegal!
Here are some of the places we think do it best:
Rose Wharf Sea Grille
Tomorrow, Tuesday February 23rd is National Pancake Day! Pancake Day, historically known as Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent and always falls 47 days before Easter. How did Shrove Tuesday and Pancake Day come to be related you may ask... many people take the opportunity to indulge themselves on foods forbidden during Lent on Shrove Tuesday i.e., pancakes, because they contain fat, butter and eggs!
So whether or not you practice Lent, you deserve to indugle yourself tomorrow! Because we know IHOP just won't cut it, here are some mouth watering pancake options for you here in Boston:
Taj serving 6:30am - 11:30am
Henrietta's Table serving 6:30am - 11:00am
Jer-Ne serving 6:30 - 11:30
Panificio serving 8:00am - 11:00am
On Sunday, February 28th stock up on restaurant gift certificates and dining packages in the name of charity at the Boston Living Center's annual DinnerFest fundraiser at Vlora Restaurant.
Bid on one or more of Boston's most popular restaurants for a fun evening out with your friends. All proceeds from Dinnerfest will support the Boston Living Center's comprehensive nutrition, education and wellness programs for people living with HIV/AIDS.
For the second year in a row, Celebrity host Billy Costa from NECN's TV Diner will auction off an opportunity for two to appear on "Diner for a Day" as a restaurant reviewer. Have your 15 minutes of fame!
Restaurants that have donated multi-course dinners include 28 Degrees ~ Abby Park ~ Antico Forno ~ Avila Restaurant ~ Bistro 5 ~ Blue Ginger ~ Brasserie JO ~ Clink ~Club Cafe ~ Flash's Cocktails ~ Flora ~ Gaslight Brasserie du Coin ~ Ginger Park ~ Golden Temple ~ Grill 23~ Harvest ~ Kouzina ~ La Morra ~ Laurel Grill & Bar ~ Maggiano's ~ Mike and Patty's ~ Mistral ~ Mooo ~Morton's The Steakhouse ~ Myers & Chang ~ No. 9 Park ~ o ya ~ Parker's Restaurant at Omni Parker House~ Picco ~ Post 390 ~ Rendezvous in Central Square ~ Sanctuary Tapas ~ South End Buttery ~ Stanhope Grille~ Stephanie's on Newbury ~ Stephi's on Tremont ~ Teatro ~ Terrace Restaurant at Suffolk Downs ~ Terramia Ristorante ~Tremont 647 ~ The Bristol Lounge ~ The Fireplace ~ Turner Fisheries ~ Union Bar & Grille
Tickets for the festivities, which include hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, cost $20 apiece. Pick up your tickets online or by calling 617.236.1012.