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Clam Chowder, Best

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Clam Chowder, Best

I'll post a review, but had NE style clam chowder (plus meals) at Sage's Restaurant, Redmond. Best I've had since leaving NE. The main courses were beautifully prepared and served.

http://www.sagesrestaurant.com/

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1. Re: Clam Chowder, Best

Is the Chowder better than Ivar's Chowder? We were told to be sure to get chowder there.

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2. Re: Clam Chowder, Best

Ivar's is a local standard; very good. It is not innovative or different, or freshly made by a chef (to my knowledge).

There are a lot of good chowders being served out here, and a fair share of ordinary ones.

Looks like this place makes a feature of their house made soups --

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3. Re: Clam Chowder, Best

Ivar's is OK.

I judge chowder based on the quantity of clams, good clam flavor, nicely spiced, without gross numbers of, usually large, potato lumps/chunks, and minimal if any corn starch (that makes for a lumpy, white, bland, mess of a bowl).

I never understood NY style clam chowder, but to each his own. It isn't "bad", just not what I grew up with.

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4. Re: Clam Chowder, Best

Voyaging if you can point us to a good Chowder place in Seattle that would be great.

I love a nice thick, creamy, lots of clams (not many potatoes) with a bit of spice.

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5. Re: Clam Chowder, Best

I cannot do that, because I've eaten at many places over the years and things change. However, I was astounded at the success at Googling "Seattle Clam Chowder" and found many restaurants listed, including reviews.

http://www.google.com/search?q=seattle+clam+chowder&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

And as you and I know, it's pronounced "clam chowdah". :)

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6. Re: Clam Chowder, Best

It is a contested topic as well; many people have their favorites and consider the rest to be bogwash.

The Scuttlebutt Brewery in Everett has good chowder.

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