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Francesca Sipala Oct 30, 2001 04:51 PM

I know chowder is often the subject of these boards, but I have a different question.

Can anyone recommend a place that does an un-typical clam chowder? My friend and I have this ongoing debate, and I'm looking throw some fuel on the fire. Basically, I'm just looking for a place that throws in ingredients you wouldn't expect to find in the chowder pot, or chowders that aren't really chowders at all, but more, experiments.....

thanks in advance.

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Fran

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    Simon Oct 31, 2001 08:32 AM

    Kingfish hall's chowder is a very thin broth with saffron (maybe?) and has clams in their shells along with other oddities.

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      francesca sipala Nov 1, 2001 03:30 PM

      That's a great suggestion, thanks!

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      splendidspatula Oct 31, 2001 11:29 AM

      Haven't bought lunch there in a while, but Cardullo's used to make something they called Rhode-Island-style chowder (I think this was the name - whatever, it wasn't their usual white brew). It had a clear broth base, but was richly clammy, and had big quahogs chopped up. I recall it being intensely satisfying on cold days in Harvard Square.

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