The day I landed it was gorgeous and 85, no humidity. For the next three days it rained and temps dipped to the low 60′s. So we donned the sweatshirts and off we went in search of ice cream, donuts and salt water taffy (I have a niece and nephew with lots of friends, who love to food crawl with the Auntie from Florida) as well as staple Rhode Island seafood, lobster and clam cakes and chowder. As I was getting organized, I asked my niece to hold my camera. Miss Butterfingers’ dropped it so I’ve been borrowing my sisters camera. We’re in the process of transferring files, more pictures are coming. I was able to lift these photos from my SIM card. These pictures tell the food story of my first 2 days in Rhode Island. One would think I was in the Ozarks, wi-fi access is disastrous here even with my (less than reliable) air card so my posts have been few and far between. But then again, I’m supposed to be relaxing….
Views from my window as we descent into Rhode Island
Probably the best I’ve ever had. Ever.
No skimping on lobster meat here. Chelo’s a local casual restaurant chain
does this simple sandwich to perfection.
Nothing like it. One of my favorite Rhode Island meals.
This is a standard order whenever eating out.
My father is a fried calamari expert and it’s his favorite, so we order it.
Sweet, succulent and no sand. The size and cleanliness of the steamers is key to enjoying this dish. Some places don’t do a good job of washing them and you end up chewing sand and grit.
They were just the right size making them sweet and tender. The larger the clam, the tougher and more chewy they become. These Steamers rocked, we had 10-lbs for 8 of us and not
one was left in the bowl.
My nieces favorite beverage.
a beer by the water….one of my favorite beverages
Growing up, Allie’s Donuts was the finest in all the land.
And still pretty damn fine after all these years. But I tend
Always a kids favorite.