Clams, surprisingly, have more iron than beef and contain about the same amount of protein as chicken. They also have lower contaminants than most fish or shellfish and contain an exceptionally high amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart.
In honor of this National Day, all BR Guest seafood restaurants will offer 75 cent clams on the half shell, as well as a Clams Oregano, special, a dish of broiled clams which are breaded.
A list of the participating restaurants are listed below:
Atlantic Grill East Side
1341 Third Avenue at 77th Street, New York, NY 10021
Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center
49 West 64th Street at Broadway, New York, NY 10023
W Hotel Times Square, 1567 Broadway at 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Blue Water Grill
31 Union Square West at 16th Street, New York, NY 10003
384 Columbus Avenue at 78th Street, New York, NY 10024
Don't feel like going to the West Village? The Mermaid Inn, with one location in the East Village and the other on the Upper West Side, offers a 1/2 dozen little neck clams for $10.
The Mermaid Inn
96 Second Ave between 5th and 6th Street New York, NY 10003
568 Amsterdam Ave between 87th and 88th Street New York, NY 10024
You may even get lucky and find a pearl!