Quahog Week Kicks Off in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s Quahog Week takes place May 17-23 and features hard shell clam specials at restaurants and markets across the Ocean State.

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Celebrate Rhode Island’s fifth annual Quahog Week from May 17-23 by purchasing, preparing and eating dishes showcasing Rhode Island’s famous hard shell clams. This week-long celebration shines a light on Rhode Island’s favorite local clam, the hard-working men and women who harvest them and the vibrant local food industry that makes them available to consumers. Rhode Island is known for its quahogs and the industry supports many families year-round, both from an economic standpoint, and as a treasured pastime of digging for clams and creating memories together.

Restaurants and markets across Rhode Island will celebrate this sustainable resource and its year-round availability by featuring a quahog dish on their menus. See all the participating restaurants and dishes at dem.ri.gov/riseafood/news.php. Some of the restaurants include Portsmouth’s 15 Point Road, which is serving stuffies; George’s in Narragansett is serving Portuguese clams; Boat House in Tiverton is mixing up clam dip with housemade chips; Trio in Narragansett is coming in hot with white clam pizza; and Newport’s Wharf Southern Kitchen is debuting quahog hush puppies while Fluke is going with housemade spaghetti with guanciale and clams.

Local markets like all Dave’s Marketplace locations, Andrade’s Catch, Fearless Fish and more are all running specials, too. At Andrade’s Catch in Bristol, get two dozen Narragansett Bay littlenecks for $14 or two dozen Narragansett Bay topnecks for $12; at Fearless Fish in Providence, buy ten clams and get one free; at Digger’s Catch in East Providence, try the secret-recipe stuffies; Tony’s Seafood market in Seekonk, Massachusetts, is featuring Rhode Island-harvested littlenecks, topnecks, cherrystones and quahogs as well as Tony’s clam chowder and stuffies. Rhode Island Shellfish Co. in West Warwick is also running clam specials on chowder and stuffies.

Share your Quahog Week adventures on social media by tagging @RISeafoodRocks on Facebook and #QuahogWeek on Twitter to help build a following for Rhode Island’s favorite clam. To find out more about Quahog Week, go to seafoodri.com.



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