Back in September 2008, I had this huge craving for clam chowda. Back in January, I went to Boston with my buddy Russell to catch the Spice Girls concert (Tickets were well over $2000 in Vancouver and Russell went to college in Boston so he knows the city well). That’s when I had my first taste of New England clam chowda. After having that, it made me wonder wtf I was eating all these years, it was NOTHING like the real thing. I couldn’t have chowder anywhere else afterwards.
So the chowda craving kicked in and I was bugging people to go back to Boston with me. My friend Colleen took the bait but on one condition. We go to New York first for a few days and drive up to Boston. Well, that was that and we were on our way. I wish I hadn’t gone to New York because it’s ruined a lot of food for me. Cheese cake and pastrami sandwiches just don’t taste the same anymore. In fact, to get the taste of NY Cheesecake, I went to Morton’s of Chicago in Vancouver and bought a whole cake for $150 a year later (They flew them in fresh daily from NYC).
It’s been 3 years since I took this trip so my memory is quite blurred. Let me know if some of my descriptions are wrong. I also apologize for the quality of the photos, I took them with a Canon SD750 and it has horrible low light capabilities. This was also before I figured out how to geotag my photos. I didn’t learn how to do that until my trip to China in 2010. Anyways, enjoy…
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