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Hard Clams from Joe Goodness being served at Thames Street Kitchen in Newport, RI.


Hard Clams

Clams are bivalve mollusks, so they have a hinged shell like mussels, oysters, and scallops. Natives of the North American Atlantic coast, hard clams have been introduced to the Gulf of Mexico. For farming purposes, they have also been introduced to Washington and California as well as Europe and Asia. Clams have slow growth rates and live 12-20 years on average, but can live up to 40 years. Female clams produce 1–5 million eggs per spawning event, with numerous events occurring per year.
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Joe Goodness has a 23-foot fiberglass boat he trailers to different areas to harvest his clams - using a bull rake to dig the clams. It is hard work with no protection from the elements. Joe works hard from early morning and returns in the evening with his landings.
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Thames Street Kitchen is owned and operated by Chefs Chad Hoffer and Tyler Burnley, along with their wives Julia and Anna Jenkins. Chad and Tyler met back in 2005 while working in the kitchen at BLT Prime in New York City. They quickly became friends and later married the twin sisters. Fast forward several years and they have both settled in Newport (their wives hometown) and opened tsk early summer of 2011. tsk is a field to fork, chef-driven eatery, offering locally sourced cuisine in a relaxe...