Chowder always makes Diner’s Agenda think of the Simpsons episode where Mayor Quimby’s son and the French waiter have a fight about the word’s pronunciation.
Saturday, June 2
•Like chowder? Of course you do, you New Englander, you! Mosey down to Newport for the 26th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, which promises to be, as always, the chowder event of the season. Things get underway at 11…just in time for a chowder-filled lunch. [Newport Festivals: Great Chowder Cook-Off]
•If you’d rather attend a cook-off in the comforting environs of the food court, make a beeline for the Northshore Mall where The Current Food Network Star Guy Fieri joins a bevy of talented area chefs for a cookoff. The event starts at 11:30 and no reservations are necessary. [Boston Chefs]
Sunday, June 3
•We have three words for you: Hot. Dog. Safari. What, that’s not enough? Fiiiine. Suffolk Downs is hosting a hot dog and sundae eating extravaganza to benefit cystic fibrosis research. Tickets are a mere $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call (617) 567-3900 or just show up at the Downs between 9am and 4pm. [Boston Magazine]
•Couldn’t make it to the Northshore Mall on Saturday? Luckily, Guy and company will be spending the day on Sunday at the South Shore Plaza, starting at noon. [Boston Chefs]