Fried Clams: Whole Bellies Or Strips???
Really, these polls I put up aren't even about you. Hahaha. Well, that's not exactly true, but really, it usually starts because we're having a debate around the office that can't be easily settled. So rather than have some calm workplace debate/inappropriate screaming match, we usually decide to just put up a poll on Facebook.
Yesterday was just such a situation. There are a couple people around here who think that whole belly fried clams are just the nastiest thing you could possibly put in one's mouth. To be fair, these folks didn't like steamers either. So they just hate clams all the way around. And others, like myself, think if you don't eat the clam belly, then you really just can't call yourself a Mainer.
So in our Facebook poll from yesterday, most of you agreed with me! 64% of you believe we need to eat the whole dang clam. I mean, if anything, get rid of that little pencil eraser neck thingy that's always so tough, and doesn't really taste that good. Don't get me wrong, I'll gobble them right up, but if I had to choose some part of the clam that was utterly useless, it'd be the neck.
Anyway, I'm sure I'll bump into some of you this summer as we get into fried clam season. We all have our favorite places to go, and around the office here, it'll probably spark another raucous debate, ending in another Facebook poll. So you get your voting fingers ready!
Or make your own! This guy knows his stuff.