RIDEM ‘shell-ebrates’ 7th annual Quahog Week

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaboration announced the state’s annual celebration of quahogs.

Officials recognize April 23 through 29 as a time to celebrate the cultural and economic impact of the Ocean State’s state clam and raises awareness and demand for local seafood and the RI Seafood brand.

The week-long celebration brings participating restaurants to the forefront of the state’s seafood experience.

The RIDEM shared this photo of a quahog dish.

“Quahog Week is an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to celebrate the vitality of our local shellfish industry and the many riches of Narragansett Bay,” said Governor Dan McKee.

“Quahogging has a long history in the Ocean State and supports the livelihoods of hundreds of diggers year-round, along with local restaurants and food-based businesses. Visiting one of the participating venues next week to purchase quahogs to cook at home or enjoy a meal made with delicious, freshly harvested clams is a great way to support Rhode Island restaurants and seafood markets and a chance savor a favorite quahog dish or try something new,” McKee concluded.

For a full list of restaurants participating in the festivities this week, click here.

Additional restaurants and markets interested in participating in quahog week are encouraged to sign up on the DEM’s webpage.

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