|Sea Dog Brew Pub in Yarmouth is one of several restaurants that will compete in next month’s Cape Cod Quahog Challenge.|
For the first time in its four-year history, a new champion will be crowned at next month’s Cape Cod Quahog Challenge at Trader Ed’s in Hyannis.
Over the past three years, Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham has won the coveted title of tastiest stuffed quahog on all of Cape Cod, but the restaurant will not be returning to defend its title. The restaurant’s owner, Nathan Nickerson, and head chef, Susan Buckley, promised that if Arnold’s won three years in a row, they would step aside to give others a chance.
That leaves room for several restaurants in the region to win this year’s prize, including Cape Tip Seafood Market of Truro which came in second place in 2017.
Also returning to compete are Fresh Ketch in Hyannis; Portside Tavern in Hyannis; Sea Dog Brew Pub in Yarmouth; and Trader Ed’s. Joining them are two newcomers, the BaHa Brothers Sandbar Grill in Taunton, as well as Sesuit Harbor Cafe in Dennis.
Restaurants interested in competing can contact HAC’s Event and Resource Development Coordinator Deanna Bussiere at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 508-771-5400, ext. 270.
“The quahog challenge is one of my favorite events of the summer,” said Bussiere. “You get to taste incredible quahog recipes from some of the best chefs on the Cape.”
Along with sampling locally-made stuffies, attendees will get to taste free samples of Polar Cave Ice Cream, free Narragansett Beer for those 21 and over, and enjoy live music from Four Guys Cape Cod.