This past weekend I got to visit my favorite summer get away spot: Long Beach Island, NJ. Although I usually reside in Ship Bottom, I always make a visit down to Beach Haven. My favorite part about visiting Bay Village in Beach Haven is getting myself some Country Kettle Chowda! If you are looking for a great lunch/dinner and want something quick and delicious, definitely stop by here. Their menu consists of three chowders including the classic New England clam chowder, Manhatten clam chowder, and my personal favorite, the Rhode Island red (mixture of the first two soups mentioned). You can even get it in a bread bowl. It is hands down the best soup I have ever had.
For all of you soup lovers, make sure to try and make it to the Chowda Fest that LBI holds every year. It is a “goodbye to summer” event where different companies compete to have their chowda be number one! It’s worth making the long drive down to the island if you aren’t close.