When ChowderGirl was in Kindergarten, we were told that she should practice her writing over the summer. And the ChowderKids was born. We did it with a paper journal, having her write her opinions of each of the chowders we ate. As the kids grew, we added the blog and twitter and the kids started doing video reviews.

We decided on a few rules:

1) Whenever any of us ever goes to a restaurant that serves New England Clam Chowder, we must eat it. This includes airport chowder in places that really have no business serving chowder.

2) We do not reveal the location of our very favorite chowder in the world. Sorry, it’s too crowded as it is.

3) We reserve the right to say they are all awesome. At least ChowderBoy does. He is unfailingly positive about life.

So we’ve been doing this for 3 or 4 years now. We’ve eaten chowder at over 100 restaurants in New England. And we still can’t get enough.

Last summer, we added a member of our family. Her name is Lucy and she’s a 23 year old Jeep Wrangler YJ.

Top? We don’t need no top!

That’s it for now. Just your average chowder eating family with deep parental affection for beer, bloody marys, jeeps, and the kids. In that order.

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  1. Chowder Kids Unite – here’s your chance to vote on your favorite chowder in CT at the 4th Annual Chowdafest competition held Sat. Feb. 4th at the Bedford Middle School in Westport CT. Slurp down decadent samples from 24 restaurants competing in three different categories: Classic New England Clam Chowder, Creative Chowder and Soup/Bisque. Entry fees are $6 for adults and $2 for kids under twelve with proceeds benefiting the CT Food Bank. Conducted by volunteers from Unitarian Church in Westport, this event is uniquely football themed as it is held annually the day before the SOUPer Bowl. Our Kids Cove area is sponsored by Stop & Shop with free chef hats to decorate, stickers and fun temporary tattoos. Come meet our new mascot: Chef Quahog (he’s a SOUPer hero). Hear the sounds of the Sacred Heart Marching band and listen to WEBE 108 as they broadcast live from the event. New this year is the “Put up or clam up” challenge where Chowdafest has invited the reigning champions from the Newport, Mystic and LBI annual competitions. We’ll find out how our Fairfield County chefs match up to others! Attendance is expected to be high again so come early or come late where those arriving after 3:00 will be entered into a special raffle to win a gift certificate from their choice of participating restaurants!! GO TO http://www.chowdafest.org for more information..

    • All you have to do is ask :) As you may see, we are doing some maintenance on the blog right now so we’ll be able to get on it right away!

      Any chance we can sneak in early next weekend?

  2. Hi ,

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  4. Hi,

    We received a request from Urbanspoon user “Rebecca Ryan Hunter” (661496473@facebook.user) claiming that they are the author of Chowderkids Blog. I’m writing to verify that this is the case and that you want to allow Rebecca Ryan Hunter to manage your blog on Urbanspoon.

    You can visit the Urbanspoon page for Chowderkids Blog here:

    Please reply via email and let me know whether or not we should approve this claim.


    greg at urbanspoon dot com

  5. Hi Greg,

    I’m a bit confused. I do believe Ms. Hunter is in charge of her own blog called ChowdaKids which I have nothing to do with. I run an annual event called Chowdafest (www.chowdafest.org) and I know the ChowdaKids gang is a fan of it. Does that help in any way?

    - Jim Keenan

  6. Hi Jim,

    The claim we received was for the chowderkids.com blog page on Urbanspoon, which you can find here: http://www.urbanspoon.com/br/103/7228/chowderkids-blog-cape-cod

    The claim came from Urbanspoon user “Rebecca Ryan Hunter”, whose Urbanspoon profile page you can see here: http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/profile/2006940

    In order to approve the claim, I need to receive a reply from Rebecca Ryan Hunter verifying that she is indeed the administrator of the blog chowderkids.com. So if she is indeed the administrator of this blog, can you please pass this message along to her? The best way to reach me is via email (see address below).


    greg at Urbanspoon dot com

  7. Thanks, Rebecca! I just approved your blog claim. Now your Urbanspoon profile picture is displayed on your blog page. You can upload a blog-specific photo if you prefer, and can change a few other blog settings there. Also, if you vote for a restaurant that you’ve reviewed on your blog, we now show your vote next to your post everywhere on our site.




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