Why we consider this weekend the best of the winter {A guide, of sorts}

Why do we consider this the best weekend of the winter? It's simple..  every year, two events fall back to back that are a perfect combination of eating, drinking & just plain fun. Of course we mean Chowderfest & the Super Bowl. We've tackled this double header for years now & felt it was our duty to walk you through it-

Let's break it down starting with Saturday. Everything is better when we do it together, meaning layering the perfect indoor/outdoor outfit and trudging out into the freezing temperatures doesn't bother us at all when it's Chowderfest Saturday. Embracing the winter means it might feel totally normal to order your first drink at 11:15am & if you have any doubts, look around you for reassurance, this is an accepting crowd.

CHEERS! IT'S 11AM & THE BARS ARE JAMMED

CHEERS! IT'S 11AM & THE BARS ARE JAMMED

ALL OF OUR 2014 CHOWDERFEST BUDDIES.. NOT SURE ABOUT THE BALLONS?

ALL OF OUR 2014 CHOWDERFEST BUDDIES.. NOT SURE ABOUT THE BALLONS?

Try to sample as many chowders as you can, they are the perfect base for an afternoon spent tippling. You'll probably lose your ballot by 2pm, but don't worry, someone will manage to get you a t-shirt.

WALTZING IN THE ALLEY- ONLY ON CHOWDERFEST (2011) 

WALTZING IN THE ALLEY- ONLY ON CHOWDERFEST (2011) 

FROM THE VAULT: SOMEBODY LOOOOVES CHOWDERFEST (2013) 

FROM THE VAULT: SOMEBODY LOOOOVES CHOWDERFEST (2013) 

THE KIND OF STUFF YOU SHOULD FEEL GOOD ABOUT EATING ON SUNDAY 

THE KIND OF STUFF YOU SHOULD FEEL GOOD ABOUT EATING ON SUNDAY 

Plan on heading home in the evening & feeling weird about the fact you're still hungry for dinner-you'll get over it quickly & order some Spring Street as a final act of this delicious day. Waking up on Sunday you might be sad for a minute that Chowderfest has come and gone for another year, before you start brushing your teeth and realize it's SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. Remember that you've got plans to watch the game & argue over Tom Brady/ the Patriots/ something Gisele did or hang out on the couch all afternoon-you're not being lazy, exercise is basically forbidden today. Tolerate the game, over analyze the commercials, snack until you can't snack anymore. Wake up Monday morning and vaguely recall that New Year's resolution.. oh well, it was worth it. Best. Weekend. All. Winter. 

 

Posted on January 28, 2015 .