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Jay Lloyd's Getaway: Chowder Trail

July 12, 2018 - 11:59 am

By Jay Lloyd

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Local food at summertime getaway destinations is a major part of a vacation. KYW's Jay Lloyd often heads out on the Chowder Trail.

Yes, there is such a thing as a Chowder Trail. It's in Nova Scotia, where eateries, towns and even regions vie to serve up the very best seafood chowders. And in the Canadian Maritimes, Cape Breton restaurant operator Liz Timmons boasts that you can be sure you're getting the freshest, plucked from local waters.

"We get our mussels a half hour from here," Timmons said. "We get our oysters a half hour from here."

But you don't have to cross a national border for some fine chowder flavor. In Philly, I love the Manhattan Clam at the Oyster House. On a New York getaway, head for Grand Central and the Oyster Bar for Manhattan or New England Clam. For the unique combination Jersey Chowder, try Harbor View near Wildwood. And if you're cruisin' to Bermuda - the chowder spot is Hog Penny Inn.