Calamari is now Rhode Island’s official appetizer
By The Associated Press
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) _ Calamari is now the official state appetizer of
Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed legislation that gives the squid dish an official status in a ceremony Friday at the town dock in Narragansett.
Rep. Joseph McNamara and Sen. Susan Sosnowski both sponsored bills to honor the squid this year, to recognize the importance of the squid fishing industry and promote the state’s food and tourism industries. An effort to do so last year stalled in the Senate.
Friday’s ceremony naturally ended with calamari being served.
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