From March 25 to 31 join in celebrations for the 4th Annual Quahog Week! This week highlights the importance of Rhode Island’s iconic shellfish to the State’s economy and culture.
On Friday, March 29 from 5-8pm, harvesters from the RI Shellfishermen’s Association will be shucking and serving complimentary little necks and interacting with attendees about their fishery. Narragansett Beer, Johnson & Wales University, College of Culinary Arts and other partners will also be providing other complimentary quahog-based samplers and beverages.
Quahogging has a rich history locally, supporting the livelihoods of hundreds of Rhode Island fishermen and women year-round as well as serving as a treasured pastime for Rhode Island families who enjoy digging their own. Demand for these delicious local clams swells in the summer months due, in large part, to the popularity of fresh-shucked littlenecks, clam cakes, and stuffies. But they also make the perfect fare for winter chowders, pastas, and other dishes. Quahog Week shines a light on our favorite local clam, the hard-working men and women who harvest them, and the vibrant local food industry that makes them available to consumers.
As part of the week-long observance, participating restaurants will feature quahog-inspired specials on their menus, and participating markets will offer deals for those who enjoy cooking their own clam dishes at home.