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FriedClamFanatic
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/08/07 07:49:32
Finally back on Cape Cod this weekend and for $15.99 you get a whole belly clam plate with about 15 clams on it...plus fries, oninion rings, coleslaw. Clam roll was 12.99, but we didn't order it or see it
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/08/07 09:07:20
Where on the Cape was this?

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douginvirginia
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/08/08 07:21:13
douginvirginia

Red Sox Nation

Michael Hoffman

If they ain't Ipswich they ain't fried clams.


I have to agree.
 


We will be at the Clam Box a week from Friday on our way home from Maine, mouths are watering already.
 
Red Sox Nation, what's the word on Ipswich conditions and harvest so far this year? Thanks, Doug


Happy to report that the Clam Box is as good as ever. There is a $1 - $2 surcharge, depending on size of order, due to high market prices, but worth every penny as I consider the Clam Box to be the standard bearer. The big bellies were outstanding!
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/05 18:51:07
I'm in Northeast Ohio and looking for the closest place to get whole belly fried clams. In the past have driven to Lee, Mass., an 8 hour drive to the Salmon Run Fish House, which is very good. Does anyone know of a closer place?
Michael Hoffman
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/05 19:56:00
Sure. Johnny Ad's in Old Saybrook, Lenny and Joes in Westbrook, Abbots in Noank, Clam Castle, Madison, Flanders Fish market, East Lyme. All in Connecticut.
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/06 08:38:21
Thanks Michael, but I think they are even further! We drove there once via the PA. turnpike and through NY to Conn. and Mass. and it seemed like it took forever. When we drive up to Buffalo and across 90, it's an easier drive and 8 hours to the Salmon Run Fish House. I was wondering if there wasn't a place somewhere between Wooster and Lee, Mass., or even somewhere in Ohio that would have them. Syracuse? One of the Casinos? But I appreciate your help and will keep it under advisement!
Michael Hoffman
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/06 10:59:59
You'e in Wooster? Try I-76 to I-80 across Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the Garden State Parkway, then north to 287 in New York, across the Tappan Zee Bridge to I-95 and up I-95 and the Connecticut shoreline It's not even 650 miles to Old Saybrook from here in the Columbus area via I-71 to I-76 and on to Connecticut..
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/06 11:46:06
We did go that way a few years ago when I was going back to my hometown in Mass.
It took at least 9-10 hours and I think more with traffic in NY. That's why after my husband goes to Saratoga race track, we head to the Berkshires and Lee to the Salmon Run Fish House. I was just hoping against hope there was some place closer!
starfire62
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/06 19:47:42
used to be a place in buffalo that had whole belly clams  called hayes  seafood on main st in clarence  ny outside of buffalo,had them 2 yrs ago there.you might give them a call and see if they still serve them.
nysharks
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/06 20:25:02
Woo

I'm in Northeast Ohio and looking for the closest place to get whole belly fried clams. In the past have driven to Lee, Mass., an 8 hour drive to the Salmon Run Fish House, which is very good. Does anyone know of a closer place?


How about Legal Seafood?  There is one in King of Prussia and one in Philadelphia, PA.  According to Mapquest it should cut around 2 hours off your trip.  Plus you can get a cheesesteak chaser.
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/07 06:16:11
Thank you starfire62 and nysharks! I checked both out online and Hayes on their menu had clam strips, I would have to call later on to see if they ever have whole belly. That would be just a 4 hour trip though if they did. Never been to a Legal Seafood, checked their menu online and they do have them in King of Prussia. Put in a mapquest search and it would be 7 hours 12 minutes from where I am. Guess we'll have to start planning a roadtrip! I sure appreciate all the information you guys.
nysharks
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/08 23:10:49
You're welcome.  Legal Seafoods fried clams are pricey and very good, but not as good as those in Ipswich, MA and a few other places in the Northeast.  But if you have a jonesing for fried clams these will definitely do the trick.
starfire62
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/30 13:59:58
just came back from hayes fish mk  from lunch .they had the whole belly clam basket.they called it ipswich clam basket.
 
post edited by starfire62 - 2010/09/30 14:03:22
brickie
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/30 14:30:23
starfire62
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/09/30 23:02:40
ill be going through about the middle of oct,do they still close up for the winter on columbus day weekend still?
mjambro
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/10/06 08:45:08
Had some excellent whole bellies at Harry's in Colchester, CT this past weekend.  Although not a place one would expect such, I've had theirs about four times and have never been disappointed.  At $17.50 for a side order, however, it's an occasional treat.     They also make an excellent shake - far superior to the chains such as Friendly's.
Wintem01
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/10/06 13:29:36
Ok, I'm going to display for all my ignorance. What is the difference between whole belly and non? Is it actually the stomach and digestive organs of the clam? To be honest, if that's it, I'm not sure I want it. Or is it a term used for something entirely different that has nothing to do with the so called "belly"?
Michael Hoffman
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/10/06 13:37:30
It refers to the entire clam, as opposed to just the barely edible, tough outer muscle.
 
Growing up on the shore in Connecticut I never heard the term whole-belly. You had clams or you didn't. And by the way, the first time I ever heard of anything called a whole-belly clam was right here on Roadfood.
post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2010/10/06 13:56:13
BillyB
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/10/06 17:15:31
I agree Michael the whole clam, or nothing at all............Michael, How does Jimmie's compare to these other places ???????? Do you remember Connecticut School of Electronics in West Heaven
Michael Hoffman
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/10/06 17:26:10
BillyB

I agree Michael the whole clam, or nothing at all............Michael, How does Jimmie's compare to these other places ???????? Do you remember Connecticut School of Electronics in West Heaven


I grew up and lived way into adulthood on Jimmie's fried clams so I'm biased. But I've had great ones in many places along the Connecticut shore that were likely just as good.
 
I Can't recall ever hearing of the Connecticut School of Electronics.
FriedClamFanatic
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/10/10 00:52:23
OH GAWD...........Jimmies! Was about 23 or 24...spent asummer in NH with a lovely lass.........and ate there way too many times! IF there was heaven on Earth in West Haven, it came with a great fried clam plate ( no reason to specify "strips".....only HOJO's had them then)
 
FriedClamFanatic
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/10/10 00:54:33
And.........Clam strips, I am told, actually come from a different but related molllusk............Ithink there isa thread on here somewhere.  Definitely not the same
 
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2011/02/20 08:22:03
I'll be going to Suffolk Downs next Sept. and would like to know the closest and best clam shacks or clam restaurants nearby.
Thanks!
Jimeats
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RE: Fried Clams 2011/04/03 12:07:30
Sufferin Downs in sept., Mass Cap?
Clam shacks or restaurants are 10min away. Kelly's original location is at Revere Beach. Thev'e got bragging rights, save room for their signature roast beef sandwich. No indoor seating there, so beware of the Gulls.
Not very far from there is the Mt. Vernon restaurant. A casual sit down spot with a twin lobster special, unless a bad harvest.
Many posting here will send you to other must go to spots, great if you have the time but no decient Roadfooder would pass on a meal at the ones I've mentioned.  Chow Jim
 
post edited by Jimeats - 2011/04/03 12:08:41
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2011/04/09 17:26:56
 My husband chuckled when I said you called it Sufferin' Downs! Thanks for the advice, can't wait!
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2011/08/05 07:40:23
So starfire62, I called Hayes Seafood House the other night to ask if they have whole belly fried clams as we would drive the 4 1/2 hours to get them. The lady who answered the phone, Alice, said they did have them but they were so big the customers complained and they stopped serving them. When she heard I would drive that far for them, she got her husbsnd who does the ordering on the phone and he said he would order them! Alice took our name and number, still amazed we would drive that far and said maybe she would get the local TV station here to cover this! Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for letting me know about the place. They were so nice and so accommodating.  I'll post again after we go in the next week or two.
starfire62
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RE: Fried Clams 2011/08/06 23:24:52
just to let you know i was in a few mnts ago and they sold me them raw in a container that i prepared at home.
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2011/08/13 08:55:32
Well, we went and OMG, were Ipswich clams ever good! Alice and Bob were so nice, met them both, wonderful people and a really nice place. We had lunch there, clams, loaded baked potato and corn on the cob, $20. The clams about melted in your mouth, so delicately and lightly breaded and fried. They weren't huge whole bellies, but oh so tasty! We decided since it would be a year before we came back, to go back for a late dinner. The place was very busy compared to early afternoon, so we got it to go. The clams were so delicious, wish we lived closer so we could have them more often! Thanks so much for the info starfire62. Missed you by a couple days as we were there Thusday 8/11.
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2011/08/13 08:56:19
Why did this forum get moved? Took me awhile to figure it out!
FriedClamFanatic
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RE: Fried Clams 2011/08/14 13:36:44
Glad to hear it!  I"m off to Europe in a cple of weeks and the only pllace in Philly area that has them is Legal Seafood.  Fortunately, they have an operation in the Philly Airport (my wife loves ttheir lobster roll), as well as King of prussia
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2011/08/15 08:15:05
So I still don't get why Fried Clams was moved to here. Isn't all food, unless raw or salads, cooked in some way, hence all food could be put under here? We're talking about fried clams, how good they are, and esp. places to get them, not so much how to cook them. Can we get this back under Seafood please? I had a hard time figuring out where this went, and others will too.
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2011/09/04 07:03:16
I guess this thread is now dead since it got put here. I can't even get an answer why it is here. So sorry Whole Belly Clams.
Woo
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Whole belly fried clams 2012/03/14 18:07:12
I am so disappointed that this thread that was so popular and many pages long was put into the Cooking Techniques thread because we were talking about fried clams.
We weren't just talking about how to fry the clams, we were talking about where to get them and how good they are! Then why isn't every food in Cooking Techniques since all food is cooked in a certain way unless it's raw? So maybe we can try again to talk about whole belly fried clams. On the suggestion of another poster, we went to Hayes Seafood House in Clarence NY last summer.  They special ordered the clams for us and dare I say they fried them up! They were so delicious, can't wait to go this coming summer again. I miss this forum in Seafood.
starfire62
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Re:Whole belly fried clams 2012/03/14 20:59:30
i was talking to the fish manager at wegmans last week and he said he'll order clams for me.but with the shells,for a clamboil.
Woo
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Re:Whole belly fried clams 2012/03/15 06:14:30
Starfire, weren't you the one who recommended Hayes?
starfire62
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Re:Whole belly fried clams 2012/03/15 12:35:43
yes i was.they had 2 hayes locations in buffalo and closed one down.yours in clarence is still open.
Woo
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Re:Whole belly fried clams 2012/03/18 19:29:17
I'm so glad to hear the one in Clarence is still open. Maybe keeping two going was just too much. I know the owner said he'd like to retire sometime and he has all daughters none whom are interested in the business. He and his wife were so nice to us. They said they didn't think anyone ever drove 4 hours to eat there before! And we'll do it again this summer. What a treat to get the whole belly clams. Thank you so much for recommending Hayes. Oh, and I'm glad to see they moved the whole thread back here where it should be under Seafood! Thanks Roadfood Forum Moderators!
JimDonn
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RE: Fried Clams 2012/06/03 14:24:23
Now living in Florida, I am still a whole clam (belly) nut. About the only thing I miss not living in Mass. is the seafood, especially fried clams.  Tony's Clams and the Clam Box on Wollaston Beach, Lindley's in Wareham amoung the best.  However, there are some good clams in southeastern Florida.  Kelly's Landing (south) in Ft Lauderdale, the same family that ran Kelly's Landing in South Boston and still run Kelly's landing in Weymouth, MA., well worth seeking out.  The creme de la creme however is Lola's Seafood Eatery in Stuart, FL.  on Federal Hwy near the Roosevelt Bridge. New England owners and fresh seafood flown in from New Bedford daily.  Just about the best FRIED CLAMS I have had (here or in Mass.)  Very clean and not too fancy or expensive. 
FriedClamFanatic
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RE: Fried Clams 2012/06/03 15:10:15
Best damn fried clams I ever had was in Englewood Florida, of all places.  Of course the woman who ran the place came from Hull, Mass.  Alas, she up and sold the place.  Not sure it's Kelly's I'm thinking of in Ft. Laudrdale, but there was a place in the shopping center where all the boating stuff is(17th st?)..the Quarterdeck Rest (another good place) was nearby.  Great Clams and a an all around good menu
kevincad
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RE: Fried Clams 2012/06/03 15:16:16
JimDonn

Now living in Florida, I am still a whole clam (belly) nut. About the only thing I miss not living in Mass. is the seafood, especially fried clams.  Tony's Clams and the Clam Box on Wollaston Beach, Lindley's in Wareham amoung the best.  However, there are some good clams in southeastern Florida.  Kelly's Landing (south) in Ft Lauderdale, the same family that ran Kelly's Landing in South Boston and still run Kelly's landing in Weymouth, MA., well worth seeking out.  The creme de la creme however is Lola's Seafood Eatery in Stuart, FL.  on Federal Hwy near the Roosevelt Bridge. New England owners and fresh seafood flown in from New Bedford daily.  Just about the best FRIED CLAMS I have had (here or in Mass.)  Very clean and not too fancy or expensive. 

 
Gee, Florida is surrounded by sea, there's lots of good seafood options. I lived in Tampa and got fresh shrimp right at the docks, as well as FL lobster, rock shrimp, grouper, trout, sea bass, etc. 
starfire62
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RE: Fried Clams 2012/06/04 21:29:58
best fried clams i get are at a seafood store in fall river  ma.higsons fish market.they cook them right in front of u and can just get a order .i think they were $13.00in jan when i was there.they come on a paper plate and are piled high.
FriedClamFanatic
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RE: Fried Clams 2012/06/06 12:08:59
Now that "the Season" is starting again, I'll put in a plug for The Clam Shack at the mouth of Falmouth Harbor (west side) Falmouth, Massachusetts.  Great Clams, wonderful view of the boats coming in and out, and a fish market attached to get stuff for later
Woo
Hamburger
RE: Fried Clams 2012/06/17 08:20:24
I haven't been there yet but my sister in Florida says Betty's on A1A in Ormond Beach has great whole belly fried clams. The owner is from Mass. and has them flown in.
californyguy
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RE: Fried Clams 2012/06/17 11:35:03
am heading back east to visit an ill freind, but of course wil make time for fried belly clams .will  only be in the manchester /londonderry area....as I far as I know the best there is tinkers- any other ideas appreciated
FriedClamFanatic
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RE: Fried Clams 2012/06/18 18:09:13
OMG..my brother lives there!  Will have him check them out......thanks!
Woo
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RE: Fried Clams 2012/06/23 11:52:38
Just talked to my brother who lives there too and he thinks the Fisherman's Net up in Flagler Beach across from the pier is even better. It's a nice drive along A!A. Have him try both and write what he likes!
Hepcat
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RE: Fried Clams 2012/07/27 16:23:07
mar52

With that statement I love clams and also those other things they call clams.

So...  if Howard Johnson's clams were so loved by so many why don't the many fast food places or any of the many fast food places about add fried clams to their menus?

I'd get in line!

 
So would I! I miss both the fried clam strips at Howard Johnson's, and the Howard Johnson's Restaurants themselves. Another sad disappearance from the dining landscape of North America.
 

 


cwjudyjr
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RE: Fried Clams 2012/07/27 19:11:07
I first had fried clams at Howard Johnson's. But as I have learned, they are nothing compared to whole-bellied fried clams.
krafahaj
Junior Burger
Re:Fried Clams 2012/09/04 00:36:41
I like Fried clams piled high.The clams are dipped in evaporated milk, and coated with a combination of regular, corn, and/or pastry flour.
Thanks
Hepcat
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Re:Fried Clams 2013/01/23 13:22:15
So how do the fried clams at Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery stack up to those of the other places mentioned these days?
 

 

 

 
 
FriedClamFanatic
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Re:Fried Clams 2013/01/23 16:22:30
Bobs are good.there are some others that are Great.and way too many that are worse.  They slightly edge out Captain Simeon's over on the back road for taste...but the latter offers such a great view and wider menu choices (and Booze!) along with restaurant style dining that we often go there instead ( we had a house in York ME).   We also avoid the "outlet crowd" and traffic.  If you're coming to shop, you can't beat Bobs in the that area.
cwjudyjr
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Re:Fried Clams 2013/01/23 16:30:14
As I understand it, Capt. Simeon's is now under new management as Captain and Patty's Restaurant.
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried Clams 2013/01/24 15:43:19
lizardqueen1

The Clam Box in Ipswich just opened this past weekend - they have the best fried clams anywhere in my opinion.

Would you say that the Clam Box is still the best?
 
And do most of these New England places offer fried clam strips as well as fried whole belly clams?
 

 
FriedClamFanatic
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RE: Fried Clams 2013/01/24 18:26:50
There Are places in NE that offer clam strips...............but.......IMHO..........steer clear of them.  A Clam strip is a different element all together..from a different type of clam.  Most of what you will get is frozen strips and not much flavor......but if that is what you like...............You''ll get the same thing in Toronto, Iowa, Texas, or Costa Rica as you would in New England
cwjudyjr
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Re:Fried Clams 2013/06/06 06:23:12
Last month I found a new, to me, spot on Route 1 between Kittery and The Yorks, call Three Bouy's.
 
The whole bellies were excellent.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Fried Clams 2013/06/12 09:49:15
Any particular 'dinning section', Eric?  You don't give us much to trace in your reference.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
RE: Fried Clams 2013/06/12 10:02:00
I don't know Eric but this article about fried clams was in the New York Times in 2007...

http://www.nytimes.com/20...ml?pagewanted=all&_r=0

I'd fire that paperboy if it just came today...
post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/06/12 10:08:46
bartl
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RE: Fried Clams 2013/06/13 22:57:59
ericparkr Fried clams are to New England what barbecue is to the South. Like barbecue, the best clams come from small roadside shacks run in pragmatic mom-and-pop style.
David Leite writes about how he drove 625 miles chasing after his childhood memories of the best fried clams in a story in today's dinning section.

Hey, people here are smart enough to see that your text is plagiarized.
 
http://news.blogs.nytimes...rlds-best-fried-clams/
 
BUSTED!
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: Fried Clams 2013/06/13 23:29:15
bartl

ericparkr Fried clams are to New England what barbecue is to the South. Like barbecue, the best clams come from small roadside shacks run in pragmatic mom-and-pop style.
David Leite writes about how he drove 625 miles chasing after his childhood memories of the best fried clams in a story in today's dinning section.

Hey, people here are smart enough to see that your text is plagiarized.

http://news.blogs.nytimes...rlds-best-fried-clams/

BUSTED!


bartl
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RE: Fried Clams 2013/06/14 16:42:07
Twinwillow
bartl
Hey, people here are smart enough to see that your text is plagiarized.

http://news.blogs.nytimes...rlds-best-fried-clams/

BUSTED!



He's just copying off text from other websites and posting it here.
 
Bart
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