Looking for Summer Clams in Arlington?
Not everyone likes their belly clams in a clam roll, including chef Paul Turano of Arlington’s Tryst restaurant.
This May, he rolled out T’s Clam Shack, a summer-themed, pop-up restaurant within his restaurant where, Sundays through Wednesdays from 5 to 10 p.m., the landlocked clam shack menu features brown bags — not rolls — of the New England delicacy.
“That’s what I’d want,” Turano said, “a moderately priced snack food versus an entree route. I like to snack.”
Do not expect a big clam plate filled with french fries and cole slaw in the bag, but do expect to munch on about 13 clams ($11) coated with a light, crunchy batter made, Turano said, “with a little buttermilk.” This fried clam snack attack doesn’t overdo it, leaving you feeling both satisfied and less guilty.
“It’s just enough,” Turano said.
GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JUNE 07, 2015
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