Showing posts from February, 2012

In Search of Chowdah and Lobsta Rolls

My brother went to school and now works and lives in Boston.  Having had the opportunity to visit him, I've been lucky enough to try some of the great seafood that exists on that coast.  In particular, the creamy yet still brothy New England clam chowder and the decadent lobster roll are among my most memorable food finds from that trip.

Finding equivalent fare on the West Coast is a challenge.  Though we're blessed with some of the most diverse restaurant scenes in California, top-notch clam chowder and lobster rolls are a late arrival to our shores.  Though you can find touristy chowder restaurants in Half Moon Bay and Monterey and even an occasional restaurant serving a lobster roll, it's just not quite the same.

That's why it was so nice to recently find Billy's Boston Chowder House in Los Gatos, CA.  A relative newcomer to the restaurant scene, Chef Owner Bill Reynolds strives his best to recreate the Boston classics as faithfully as he remembers them from h…