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Whole belly clams vs. strips

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Whole belly clams vs. strips

Joshua B | Jul 21, 2005 10:14 AM

On this board and the other New England-based gourmet food board, most vocal clam lovers post strong sentiments for the inferiority of strips. They urge strip lovers to drop them like a bad habit and enjoy juicy whole belly clams. What are the real reasons why you're not a true clam lover if you don't eat whole bellies? And are there any valid reasons* why some people might want to stay with strips or are they all classless, Friendly diners?

* As someone has already mentioned here, you never know what might be waiting for you inside the bottom feeder's belly.

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