RE: Full Bellied Fried Clams in Los Angeles
Princecaesar, there is a place in Phoenix that serves full bellied clams, but that is a long way for you to travel, but not nearly as far away as the east coast. It is Taylor's Chowder House in north Phoenix, can't remember the address but they are in the phone book. The restaurant is owned/operated by former New Englanders, if I'm not mistaken.
That might be a good roadfood vacation for you, in search of the full bellied clam!!!!