Boys of Summah
Dinner party Rule #1 I enforce on a regular basis: no politics. Why ruin a good social gathering (and take focus away from my delicious dinner!) with opinions and ideas that are too often fueled with good intentions – and a glass of wine or seven.
Sports often come in a close Rule #2, but this unabashed Red Sox fan is feeling pretty darn fabulous right about now. Worst to first? You betcha. Having lived through way too many years of sadness, I cannot get enough of 2004 and 2007 highlights when the Red Sox delivered us from darkness.
And here we are again.
If you are a baseball fan have never been to Fenway Park, you haven’t lived. Calls of “spohts bahs, heeyah” and “pupcawn” alongside a “cawld beeyah” may have you cringing if you are used to pronouncing the letter R when you speak. But it is all about the flay-vah of my city and our Boys of Summer.
Thinking about celebrating the achievement, I have only one question: what can I eat to mark this event? And rounding first, I must ask: what can I drink?
Chowdah, of course. Courtesy of Boston favorite Chef Jasper White. Don’t skimp: use the real butter and cream the recipe calls for. You will absolutely hit a home run.
And to wash it down? Go with another local favorite: Ipswich Ale Brewery’s Harvest Ale. Not too heavy like a Stout, but still enough body to pair well with the traditionally thick New England clam chowder.
Wondering about a Manhattan Chowder? Sitting out this one -- like the Yankees!
- Allison Goldberg