Feb 25th - National Clam Chowder Day - Boudin's BOGO for chowder in a sourdough bowl
In addition, there is Melanie's clam chowder comparison
Nice photo of said Boudin's ... nice blog too
Seriously ... THURSDAY???
And during Lent? They couldn't have held it tommorrow
Thanks hhc for the original tip.
A handful of restaurants are having offers across the country, so you might keep your eyes open to see if any other local joint is celebrating
It is also National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day
You may have just missed, National Banana Bread Day and National Tortilla Chip Day. Fear not ... in the next few days you can celebrate
Feb. 26 National Pistachio Day
Feb. 27 National Chocolate Cake Day
Feb. 27 National Strawberry Day
Feb. 27 National Kahlua Day
Feb. 28 National Chocolate Souffle Day
While chocolate covered peanuts may not be a great pairing, IMO, Feb 27th is where it is at
So, this year I decided it was time for me to try clam chowder in a bowl and headed to Boudin at the Wharf with a co-conspirator bright and early friday morning with coupon in hand. A very cheery cashier greeted us, placed our order and took our money. Then we slid down to the end of the tray line where a pile of pre-cut sourdough bread bowls were waiting to be filled. We were the only ones at 9am ordering clam chowder. Others seemed to be enjoying scrambled eggs stuffed into a bread bowl with sides of bacon and cottage fries.
Here's what the clam chowder bowls really look like, not the staged photo with linen in the original post. One of our pair was actually pretty slopping, a cockeyed sourdough loaf with chowder spilling over the side and losing its topping of fresh green parsley.
How did it taste? The chowder was extremely thick and gloppy. Pretty good clam flavor even if few clams seemed to be present. On a cold but sunny day, the atrium of the wharf location of Boudin was a pleasant, light-filled place to breakfast, but the we just wish the food could be better.
Boudin At the Wharf
160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Watching the chowder ladled into the bowls is kind of scary. That's the first glimpse I had of how thick and heavy this stuff was. It's almost solid and moves the same way as real oatmeal.
Here's my contribution to the clam chowder annals for this year: Bodega Country Store vs. Spud Point.
Spud Point Crab Company
1860 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Bodega Country Store
17190 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, CA