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    A Restaurant’s Take

    Get your corn chowdah heah

    Picco, in the South End, has a terrific corn chowder.

    Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff/file

    As far as Rick Katz is concerned, corn chowder is a straightforward dish. The chef and owner of Picco in Boston’s South End makes a meatless bowl. After removing the kernels, he uses the cobs to make a flavorful stock. His chowder has no bacon, just chunks of potato, fresh thyme, onions, and a little heavy cream.  

    PICCO 513 Tremont Street, Boston, 617-927-0066,