Love Clams? Go To Rhode Island This Week
I was watching the news last night when this little tidbit of information made me drool. ABC News reports that Rhode Island Governor, Gina Raimondo, has declared March 21-27 Quahog Week in our tiny neighbor to the East. Rhode Island has long been known for their incredible seafood industry. I love getting 'Stuffies' at the Rhode Island building at The Big E. The best Point Judith Calamari I have ever eaten came from Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown, RI.
But the Quahogs/clams? Oh man. I could inhale 15 dozen of those things right this second. My father introduced me to eating them on the half shell when I was a kid. And I fell in love with steamed clams served up by the infamous Como the Clam Man in bars around the greater Waterbury area during my late teens and 20's. I'm a seasoned veteran of clam chowing now, and if you're like me, get to Rhode Island this week. 16 restaurants are serving up Quahogs in many ways at special prices. To see a list of these restaurants, click HERE