It is snowing...again. OK weather, I get it. No need to drive the point home.
Anywho, I just came across a posting for a New England Clam Chowder served in a bread bowl and it made me think about one of my favorite spots in Bloomington, IN where I went to school: The Irish Lion.
A bunch of us used to go there on days like this (or when we wanted to line our bellies with hearty food before a night of bar hopping) to get their wonderful Mutton Pies of Abbeyfeale - freshly baked bread bowl filled with their famous house Celtic Lamb Stew and a half yard of our favorite libation. I ususally went with a Guinness...you know, for authenticity sake.
Ah, those were the days.