PROVIDENCE – Quahog Week is just around the corner, and organizers are preparing for a week full of delicious food from local eateries and markets and fun events. On Saturday, March 25, the week will conclude with a special Official Beer of the Clam wrap party. This free event will take place at the new headquarters of Narragansett Beer at The Guild in Pawtucket.
The Second Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week, running March 20 – 25, highlights the importance of Rhode Island's wild shellfish harvest to the state's history, traditions, and economy. As part of the week, participating restaurants and markets will feature special quahog-inspired menu items and deals. Participating venues and selections are available at www.seafoodri.com.
WHAT: Official Beer of the Clam Wrap Party WHERE: Narragansett Beer at The Guild 461 Main Street Pawtucket, Rhode Island WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The wrap party will be held in The Guild's main brewhouse and will feature complementary stuffies and chowder, courtesy of Dave's Marketplace; clam cakes, courtesy of Iggy's Doughboys & Chowder House; quahog raw bar, courtesy of RI Shellfishermen's Association; and spirits, courtesy of Narragansett Beer. The event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required. RSVP to Emily Lynch at Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, March 21.
Rhode Island is known for its food and diverse food cultures. The state's booming local food sector supports more than 60,000 jobs and continues to attract and inspire the imagination of entrepreneurs and innovators. The local fishing industry has been, and continues to be, a vital part of the equation. Last year, more than 100 million pounds of seafood arrived to a local port – with an export value over $1 billion. And more than 28 million quahogs (off-the-boat value of $5.5 million) were harvested from Narragansett Bay and local coastal waters.
Quahogging has a rich history locally, supporting the livelihoods of hundreds of fishermen as well as serving as a treasured pastime for Rhode Island families. For more information on Quahog Week or to sign up as a Quahog Week partner or participating venue, visit www.seafoodri.com. Follow us on Facebook at @RISeafoodRocks and join the conversation using #QuahogWeek.
Quahog Week partners include Dave's Marketplace, Discover Newport, Eat Drink RI, Eating with the Ecosystem, Go Providence, Iggy's Doughboys & Chowder House, Isle Brewers Guild, Johnson & Wales University, Narragansett Bay Lobsters, Narragansett Beer, RI Commerce, RI Department of Environmental Management, RI Shellfishermen's Association, Save Save The Bay, Tomaquag Museum, and the University of Rhode Island.