What is the Difference Between Clams, Mussels, Oysters, and Scallops?

When you’re on the fence about seafood to begin with, at first glance there is no difference between clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops: they’re all an easy pass. But given a second chance and with...

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Woodman's vs. J.T. Farnham's for fried clams

by bachslunch 12 years ago

Did a direct comparison very recently between Woodman's and J.T. Farnham's, two major league spots for fried clams in Essex, MA. In both cases, got a belly fried clam plate with rings, fries, and s...

Public clambakes in Portland, ME and other regional dishes?

by Funiono 4 years ago

Hello, we are headed to a portland, ME this summer, it will be mine and my husband's first time in New England. We have most of our trip worked out meal-wise but I was wondering if they held any cl...


by kmcdonne 4 years ago

We will be in Boston in August, Back Bay Area and looking for a place to get some steamers, any help is appreciated, thanks.

Substitute for Clam Juice

by mmuch 10 years ago

Does anyone have a recommendation for a sub for clam juice? I am making a pasta dish with shrimp that the recipe calls for this and I don't have on hand. Could I make a stock with the shrimp shel...

Dollar oysters at Sotto Mare [San Francisco]

little big al
by little big al 12 years ago

Last night on my way to class I saw this joint had opened in half of New Pisa's old space on Green St. (off Grant,by the way did you know that Green St. was named after a guy who wasn't really name...

Craving Fried Clams like the old Howard Johnson's

by alkapal 5 years ago

Not highbrow, but I have a craving. Where in NOVA can I find such creatures? It can be a shack or something nicer. I'd prefer a casual place where I don't need to take out a home equity loan. TIA.

Clams and Mussels - What's the black stuff?

by NinjaDiner 11 years ago

I want to like shellfish, I really do, and I like to think I'm making a real effort of it. I have a hang-up, though; everytime I eat clams or mussels, I'm always acutely aware of some black organ i...

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