Just about every food has its own day now, right? I don't know who came up with these holidays but I'm here for them. National Clam Chowder Day was clearly a day made for the SouthCoast.

Now many of us know clam chowder to to be a simple stew with a cream base and clams. However, after some research, it appears that there are many variations of the soup that I am definitely not aware of.

Let me first start off by telling you I'm not a fan of chowder regardless of what's in it. Have I tasted a few of them? Yes. Do I have the right to contrast and compare any? Definitely not. I have friends across the country that come to the SouthCoast to indulge in this creamy soup that can't really be replicated anywhere.

Now to celebrate, you should probably stop into one of the amazing spots we have here in the SouthCoast and order you a cup or a bowl of the creamy goodness.

Did you know though, that there is a list of different chowders? Here are just a few that I found:

  • New England clam chowder
  • Manhattan clam chowder
  • Rhode Island clam chowder
  • Delaware clam chowder
  • New Jersey clam chowder
  • Hatteras clam chowder
  • Minorcan clam chowder
  • Long Island clam chowder
  • Puget Sound clam chowder

I can honestly say I have only tasted two from the list above. The rest I had no idea existed. I guess I need to get out more.

How will you celebrate National Clam Chowder Day? More importantly, where is your go-to spot for clam chowder?