This one’s dedicated to you. You’re my inspiration 🙂
Clam chowder holds a special place in my heart as my favorite of the chowders. I like comparing clam chowders from different places. My current and long-time favorite is from Breakwater Restaurant in Santa Barbara. The clams are large and plentiful and the chowder has a very small but notable kick to it. If you get it in a sourdough bread bowl, the bowl is pretty much perfect. Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. The crust is not hard or stale or hard to tear, it feels fresh.
Clam chowder is always there to save the day when I have trouble deciding what to order. I have a reason choose it; I want to compare it to other clam chowders, thus ordering it at a new restaurants can never be a bad choice. Though when I think about it I put way too much thought into what I should eat at restaurants.