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Local Eats at This Weekend’s Seafood Festival

The countdown is on for this weekend’s 24th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival! We are excited to see some new faces and familiar ones as well as we prepare for the dozen or so restaurants that will be participating. And, in case you missed us on The Rhode Show this morning, follow this link to watch Chef Dan Knerr from the Black Pearl and Trixie Wadson from Bowen’s Wharf promote our festival.


Want some inside scoop on some of the food that will be dished out? You’ve come to the right place and, not sure about you, but we’re already planning our path through the festival.


Diego’s: Fish Tacos (above), Pulled Pork Tacos, Crispy Shrimp & Shishito Pepper Rangoons

The Wharf Pub: Seafood Chowder, Crispy Tater Tots, Seafood Newburg Tots

22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille: Butternut Squash Soup, Shrimp Fritters

The Black Pearl: Clam Chowder

Matunuck Oyster Bar: Lobster rolls, Fried oysters, clams and scallops, Oysters on the half shell, French Fries

R.I. ShellFishermen’s Association: Little Necks and Oysters on the half shell

Speakeasy Bar & Grill: Stuffies, Lobster Hot Dogs, Shrimp Scampi, Fish Chowder

Chophouse: Clam Cakes, Corn Dogs

Barking Crab: Stuffies, Shrimp & Grits

Quito’s Restaurant: Lobster Bisque, Seafood Stew Manhattan

Simply Cannoli: Cannoli, Cookies, Espresso, Cappuccino

Kettle Korn: Kettle Popped Korn

And, (bonus!) we even had a chance to chat with Mat Franco, winner of this season’s America’s Got Talent, this morning on The Rhode Show. So fun to meet you, Mat!

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