|Rhode Island Clam Chowder by Michiey|
2. But according to Wikipedia, there's another, even less-known type of Rhode Island clam chowder, that's tomato-based. It's mostly served in the northern part of the state, and is a variation created by Portuguese immigrants. In fact, it's the precursor to Manhattan style clam chowder.
Bear loves clam chowder and is trying to find her favorite. We've been reading through Don Bousquet's Rhode Island Cookbook to try to make our own as well.
Early in 2010, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives visited the Liberty Elm Diner in south Providence and tried their chowder. There was a viewing party at Everyman Cafe, and I finally found the video online. It's great exposure for an excellent local business.