Quahog Week

Celebrate Rhode Island’s favorite clam with special events and delicious menu selections at a restaurant near you during the 3rd Annual Quahog Week from March 26th – April 1st!

Quahog Week is meant to highlight the importance of Rhode Island’s wild harvest shellfish to the state’s history, traditions, and economy. Quahogging has a rich history in the Ocean State, employing hundreds of commercial fishers and serving as a treasured pastime for families. More than 22 million quahogs were harvested in Narragansett Bay in 2016 – with demand swelling in the summer months due, in large part, to the popularity of clam cakes and stuffies. But these delicious local clams also make the perfect fare for winter chowders and other dishes.

As part of the week, participating restaurants and markets will feature quahog-inspired menu items and deals, and Quahog Week partners will hold special events.

  • The list of participants is still to be announced. Restaurant-goers and foodies looking forward to a week of delicious dishes, stay tuned for the full list of participating businesses and follow RI Seafood on Facebook.
  • Restaurants that wish to sign up and participate in the Quahog Restaurant Week, can register here.

Forty 1 North, One Bellevue at Hotel Viking and Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen were among the fifteen restaurants across Rhode Island that participated in the 2nd Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week in 2017.

Quahog Week is a product of The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative. The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative, chaired by the RI Department of Environmental Management, was established by the Rhode Island General Assembly in 2011. The objective of the Collaborative is to support local fishermen and small businesses and to increase awareness and consumption by the public of locally fished species.

For more information about Quahog Week and/or a list of participating restaurants and markets when they are announced, visit www.seafoodri.com.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.