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

We’re 21 days into our food holiday challenge!


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!



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