"It feels great," said owner Tom Guertner, who opened Periwinkles the Causeway in Essex in 1996.
One year, because the restaurant had won so many times, Guertner
said, Periwinkle's was asked not to be on the ballot.
These accomplishments are proudly posted on the restaurant's Web site, while all the plaques the restaurant won from past competitions are on display in Periwinkle's lobby.
expects to get the new plaque sometime in December.
During the summer the restaurant can sell up to five to 10 gallons of clam chowder a day, Guertner
"We are known for our clam chowder," he
"It is constantly our No. 1 seller."
Is there any secret to winning the clam chowder competition?
"It is the same recipe as when we opened," said Guertner