Monday, October 11, 2010

Mystic, CT - Chowderfest!

Happy Columbus Day!!

Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT is kind of like the Colonial Williamsburg of New England.

Re-enactment of using a snazzy boatswain’s chair to come down from the top of a ship’s mast. Hey-o!
Costumed interpreters wander around 1876 discussing town gossip, threats of a yellow fever outbreak, and that year’s oyster harvest. If you’re a history junkie, this place is like mother’s milk! But if really old buildings outfitted with historically accurate furniture and people in funny outfits and even weirder accents don’t really do it for you, there’s always the chowder.

Lobster chowder
Every Columbus Day Weekend, Mystic Seaport hosts its annual Chowderfest. With 7 different kinds of chowder, brisket sandwiches, bratwurst, stuffed Quahogs, apple fritters… it’s the perfect way to spend a relaxing day on the water. 2010’s Chowderfest ends today, but if you’re in the Mystic area, head over to the Seaport and get a bowl of the Clam & Corn Chowder, a pumpkin ale, and some apple fritters!

Three of the seven chowders, clockwise from center: blue crab apple chowder, lobster chowder, clam & corn chowder
Apple fritters!!
With the dark porter and the pumpkin ale, this is like the perfect snapshot of autumn and Halloween all in one!


  1. Which was ya favorite chowda?

  2. oh no! why can't i see any of the pictures?

  3. Keep your prime rib, your tuna tartar, your truffle oil and fois gras - CHOWDER AND ALE and a day near the water assure me that the higher powers want us to experience heaven right here on Earth.

  4. Can I get a recipe for apple fritters that Little Scarlet likes?

  5. Listened to your local radio station recently from Scotland on internet radio, and have fallen in love with Mystic, Connecticut!

    Having travelled around the world, I've never been to your beautiful country, but now I intend to visit just as soon as I get the chance!

    In the meantime, I'd be happy to show any local residents visiting Scotland around our most spectacular spots. Just dropme a note at