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Deep Fried Oysters & Steamed Clams - do they exist in Atlantic Canada?

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Deep Fried Oysters & Steamed Clams - do they exist in Atlantic Canada?

existential_crisis | May 6, 2011 04:31 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm a Nova Scotian living in Calgary and a new Maritime pub opened up purportedly serving East Coast food. It's impressive; they have deep fried pepperoni, garlic fingers, fried baloney, and a really good donair. And of course they serve fish 'n' chips, but who doesn't?

Something is puzzling me, though. There are steamed clams on the menu, but not steamed mussels. Based on my experience, there ought to be deep fried clams and steamed mussels. I never encountered steamed clams until I visited Maine. There is also deep fried oysters, but I don't think I've EVER seen these anywhere in the East Coast. I thought it was a Louisiana thing.

Then again, I am not an expert at what is offered in NB, PEI and NFLD. Does anyone have any input on this?

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