[FHCx21] National Granola Bar Day/New England Clam Chowder Day

We’re 21 days into our food holiday challenge!

IT’S NATIONAL GRANOLA BAR DAY AND NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER CHOWDA DAY!

Granola bars are the quintessential after-school snack. I think that a lot of granola bars have gone underrated for too long. Now, some are definitely more artsy and less fartsy, but even the most basic, kid-targeted granola bar can hit the spot.

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We couldn’t help picking these up on clearance.

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Chocolatey, peanut buttery, granola-y

The real treat for the day was heading up to Smack Shack for dinner to get some chowda. Smack Shack used to be just a food truck that was permanently parked at a bar in Minneapolis until it opened its own brick-and-mortar. And the homebase is a beautiful spot in the North Loop – because let’s face it, what restaurant isn’t in the North Loop now – serving awesome lobster day after day.

So here’s the rundown on the chowder.

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Le menu

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Here’s our bowl, waiting to be eaten with ferocity

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Each spoonful was super creamy and liked to drip slowly off of the spoon

New England style is milk-based. Basically, if it’s got any tomato in it, you’ll be stoned by angry Bostonians. Smack Shack hits the nail on the head, with delicious potatoes, onions, and clam bits floating around a sea of thick, gooey soup. When you see the bottom of that bowl, you feel a little twinge of sadness that the fun has come to an end.

Well, until you get the main course, that is.

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Smack Shack’s Lobster Roll with some lobster Mac & Cheese. We did the mac. We did the lobster mac.

Tomorrow is an interesting one: Blonde Brownie day!

-SPAK

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