EPISODE 7 – A SOUTH COUNTY SAMPLER
The Port of Galilee is the largest fishing port in Rhode Island, and the second largest in New England after New Bedford. It’s also home to some of the best seafood in the state, and is where many of Rhode Island’s most iconic “clam-shack” style dishes were either invented or perfected. These days, it’s also on the front lines of the sustainable fishing movement, which is bringing new and exciting flavors to the table.
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George’s of Galilee
We’ll start our exploration of the Pt. Judith/Narragansett area with a visit to George’s of Galilee, one of the oldest and best-known seafood restaurants in Rhode Island. Still family owned, the Durfees can trace their local heritage, as well as some of their family recipes, back to the 1600’s. Today George’s is making a push into utilizing local fish species that are plentiful but not often seen on menus.
Point Judith Calamari
Calamari is the official appetizer of the State of Rhode Island, and Pt. Judith brings in more world-class squid than any other port in America. We spend an afternoon at the Calamari Festival in Narragansett, where over a dozen restaurants compete for the title of Best Calamari with some outrageously creative calamari presentations. Then we’ll head down to the docks to get to know more about the fishermen who bring us this local delicacy.
To finish up we’ll take you inside of a Pt. Judith landmark: Aunt Carrie’s. For almost 100 years, this iconic spot has been serving up all of Rhode Island’s favorite traditional seafood dishes, including clam cakes, chowder, New England style clambakes, several types of lobster rolls, fried clams, and fresh-baked breads and pies. Learn more about their remarkable history, right here on A Taste of Rhode Island.