In Bay Shore, Long Island, where huge boats depart to Ocean Beach and other Fire Island hot spots, there are two chowder joints: Nicky's Clam Bar, which is directly across from the dock and better known to ferry-riders, and the Chowder Bar, which stands at the entrance to a parking lot down the street. The interiors are nearly identical: Each has a wooden bar with comfortable stools and small tables against the wall. But the Chowder Bar lacks the convenient takeout window that makes Nicky's so travel-friendly. A trip to Fire Island feels like a real schlep without a cup of... More >>>