Phew! Legal Sea Foods Chowder Is Back on Trump’s Inauguration Menu
Looks like everything’s gonna be fine!
Bostonians stewing over the exclusion of a local staple from the upcoming inaugural ceremonies can breathe a sigh of relief: Legal Seafoods Chowder is back on the menu.
Annie Linskey at the Globe has learned from Legal’s people that ladles of piping hot, creamy soup from the beloved chain will be poured at the events marking the transition of power, after all.
There had been uproar about the fact that it would be a chowder-less inauguration, as it’s been tradition since Ronald Reagan’s presidency to herald the ceremony with Legal’s signature dish.
“We’re just happy that the tradition continues,” CEO Roger Berkowitz tells the paper. He previously said he didn’t know why his restaurant was getting the unprecedented snub. “It’s not partisan chowder,” he quipped last week.
Sorry, Katherine Clark, Mike Capuano, and the scores of politicians around the country now boycotting the proceedings after a troubling campaign and the recent dragging of an outspoken civil rights icon on Twitter: No soup for you. Well, except for Clark and Capuano, who can just get it at home. But it won’t be inauguration soup.
So if you are headed down to the nation’s capitol to sway along to some Kryptonite and take in some of the many colorful, great, and fine acts on the weekend’s roster you can slurp some liquid New England while you’re at it.
See! Nothing to worry about.