Let’s talk strategy.
I mean, let’s be honest – unless you have a strategy in mind, Chowderfest on Saturday will turn into you freezing your butt off waiting in line or a day of drinking and probably eating very little chowder.
So this year, I’m mapping out my top 12 spots to hit up, and I figured since I’m a nice girl and I kinda love all of my readers, I’d share them with all of you too!
In no particular order, here are the chowders I MUST have —
1. Esperantos – 6 Caroline St
2. Druthers – 381 Broadway
3. Comfort Kitchen – 454 Broadway
4. The Local – Serving from Celtic Treasures (456 Broadway)
5&6. Fin Your Fishmonger & Moby Ricks – Serving from Saratoga City Center (522 Broadway)
7. Park Side Eatery – 42 Phila St #1
8. Parting Glass – 40-42 Lake Ave
9. Ice House – 70 Putnam Street
10. 7 Horse Pub – 43 Phila St
11. Saratoga Farmers Market – Serving from Saratoga Botanical (80 Henry St)
12. Thirsty Owl – 184 S Broadway
While I don’t know exactly what order I’ll be going in yet, I have a feeling it’s going to be a VERY busy afternoon for me. But don’t worry my friends, I assure you I’ll be posting updates throughout the day, along with pictures of the chowders and whatever else I come up with.
I’ll also be at the awards ceremony at 6:30pm at the City Center – so even if you only tried a few chowders, make sure to check me out on Twitter or Facebook for updates on who wins the top titles for chowder in Saratoga!
Ashley thought for sure you would have the Brook Tavern/Wishing Well on your must have list. A strategy is definitely key to making the most of Chowderfest, ours is usually to do the outskirt places and never go near Broadway/Caroline and end with a drink at The Inn in Saratoga.
I think my attack is going to be the opposite – which will mean many many lines on Broadway and a long day, but I’m willing to sacrifice. I’ll just keep my fingers crossed I can get to as many as I’m hoping! 🙂