Lobster rolls? Fried clams? Stuffed quahogs? You'll find all that and more at the Boston Seafood Festival.
The Boston Fisheries Foundation event, which aims to raise awareness about local and global issues facing the area fishing industry, features 20 vendors with fresh-from-the-water fare, a lobster bake, an oyster shucking competition, celebrity chef demos, and live music. Bring the kids, too -- the New England Aquarium Touch Tank is just one of the hands-on activities they can enjoy. The Boston Seafood Gala takes place the night before the festival and features culinary specialties by New England chefs.
Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Boston Seafood Gala at the Exchange Conference Center, Boston Fish Pier, Seaport District. $125. Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Boston Seafood Festival. $10 includes all activites, entertainment, and some food sampling; small plates menu available, see website. Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. www.bostonseafoodfestival.org
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