Irish pub wins chowder prize

July 6, 2009 4:09:00 AM PDT
The manager of an Irish pub in Boston is as happy as a clam.

Ned Devine's Irish Pub has won a New England clam chowder contest called Chowderfest for the third time and has been elected to the event's Hall of Fame.

Manager Greg Springer says it's fantastic New York City chef Sean Ryan's 20-year-old recipe did so well.

The 28th annual Chowderfest was held Sunday as part of Boston Harborfest, a Fourth of July festival showcasing the city's heritage.

Eight restaurants competed for the title of Boston's Best Chowder. Organizers says 2,000 gallons of New England's signature dish of clams, cream and potatoes were served to a hungry crowd of about 10,000 people.

Ned Devine's Irish Pub also won in 2004 and 2005.

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