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Fried Ipswich clams @ Bite of Boston


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Fried Ipswich clams @ Bite of Boston

bizzwriter | | Apr 3, 2011 01:27 PM

If you're a fan of fried clams, then check out the new Bite of Boston shop in the Henry's shopping center at the NE corner of Regents and Governor in University City. I was tipped off to this place in another thread, and decided to check it out today.

These are by far the BEST fried clams I've had since a long-ago visit to the New Hampshire shore, 25 years ago. The owner picks up the fresh Ipswich clams at the airport Saturday morning and sells them on Saturday and Sunday only. After I placed my order, they dredged the clams in a flour/spice mixture as I watched, then quickly fried them. The clams -- bellies and all -- were cooked perfectly, and tasted like nothing I've ever had outside of New England. Wonderful. The only thing missing for me was some lemon to drizzle over the top of the clams. I asked and they didn't have any. I'll pick one up at Henry's before I go next time.

The place is really mostly a sub shop, but they also sell lobster rolls (I'll check that out one of these times) and New England clam chowder (and big jars of Fluff!).

I'm in the area every Sunday, and despite the fact that I am usually anti-fried food, this is now going into my permanent rotation.

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