4

Reader: Manhattan Clam "Chowder" Is an Abomination

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Here in Colorado, we fight over green chile. On the East Coast, the battle is over chowder — the New England clam and Manhattan variations. When Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Chowder Room, she didn't get a chance to try the restaurant's Manhattan clam chowder. But that's no loss, according to Dave Barnes:

Manhattan Clam "Chowder" is an abomination.

And then there's this from Robert:

I like clam chowder, but i hope no one refers to me as a clam chowder enthusiast, i hope they refer to me as a guy who likes clam chowder. 

But another reader thinks that the Chowder Room has bigger problems than its choice of chowders, or what fans are called. Says David T:

I so totally agree with the disappointment that is the Chowder Room. If you read my Yelp review (David T.) you'll see that we share a less than popular opinion. Lots of great reviews (although a number appear questionable - family? friends?). I was hoping for a winner because I'm a chowdah head, too. Pricy and just not very good. Did you catch the wine list? Ouch. 

What do you think of the competition between clam chowder and Manhattan clam chowder? And have you tried any chowder at Chowder room? Read Gretchen Kurt's review here, and watch for her next review tomorrow morning.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.