“Calamari Come Back State” comes to Federal Hill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island’s roll call at the Democratic National Convention went viral this week, for featuring calamari.

Saturday afternoon, Representative Joe McNamara an the head of the Federal Hill Commerce Association, Rick Simone lead a calamari tour of Federal Hill on Saturday night.

The group stopped at a half dozen restaurants in the neighborhood to sample the local specialty.

Representative McNamara said, “Really a great format and some wonderful food and I would hope that all of Rhode Island comes out and celebrates their local and supports their local restaurants during this difficult time.”

Talk of a “calamari-off” or competition between the restaurants on Federal Hill sometime in the near future.

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