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.