Chowder Chronicles: Ivar’s Acres of Clams

Ivar’s Acres of Clams is a well-known member of the Ivar’s seafood restaurants family, which has been around since 1938. Ivar’s Acres of Clams is located along the Seattle Waterfront. While there is a full-service restaurant attached to this particular location, most people, including me, come for the casual counter-service outdoors element. With eccentric “trivia”…

Chowder Chronicles: Pike Place Chowder

Pike Place Chowder is another Seattle chowder institution. Their story, which is worth reading, talks about how they overcame assumptions that only New EnglandersĀ could create authentic, top-quality chowder – assumptions harmful when applied to any kind of food, no matter what. The best ________ may often come from that food’s region of origin, but it…

Chowder Chronicles: Duke’s Chowder House

It’s really easy to turn clam chowder disgusting. Maybe it’s my East Asian heritage speaking here, but come on – you’re cooking dairy in large quantities over heat. And some of that cooked dairy gets canned for mass consumption! Gloop gloop. As expected for a coastal city, however, Seattle is lucky enough to be filled…