First Annual Chowderfest in Harvard Square

Clam Chowder, Photo pointnshoot, Chowderfest

Bostonians are crazy about their clam chowder, or is is chowdah? Photo by pointnshoot

Sundays: the day of early morning cartoons, lazy brunches, and … chowder?

The Harvard Square Business Association is throwing the First Annual Chowderfest in Harvard Square on Sunday, September 21st from 2pm – 3:30pm. Stop by Brattle Plaza for some soul-warming soup and music. [Editor’s Note: Love chowder? Make your own using this handy recipe book.]

About Chowderfest

The line-up of restaurants is pretty sweet. FiRE+iCE, Grafton Street Pub & Grill, Grendel’s Den, Hong Kong Restaurant and Legal Sea Foods will all be serving their various soups and chowders. Stop by their tents to taste as much or as little soup and chowder you can eat!

Feeling thirsty? Grendel will be mixing up some delicious “mocktails.” Try the Mock-A-Rita or the Virgin Mary, all hand-crafted to perfectly compliment your bowl of steaming-hot chowder deliciousness.

The Splinters, a New England favorite band, will be providing the soundtrack for the day with their old-timey music for the modern times. Their passion for Americana vibes with folk and bluegrass for a melodic sound as they revamp old classics.

Shellfish Shindig

Oysters, Photo Alpha, Chowderfest

Oysters, Photo by Alpha

The Harvard Square Business Association isn’t stopping at chowder. Spend the whole day in Harvard Square, as there are lots of other fun things happening that day!

Legal Sea Foods’ Terrace Bar, located at 1 Bennett Street, will be hosting a Shellfish Shindig from 2pm – 4pm. Eat as many $1 oysters as you can!

Don’t forget to stop by the Second Annual Folk Festival from 12pm-4pm on Palmer Street, just one block over from the Chowderfest. Read Alicia’s blog on the Festival for all of the details.

The party doesn’t stop at 4! The Cambridge Revels will be bringing their party to Winthrop Park at 5pm. Their dazzling display of puppets, song and costumes will be parading down the Charles River with anyone that wants to join for their annual RiverSing celebration.

– Alison Perkus, ‘Alison Says’ Blog Writer