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Traditional New England clambakes offer a few new twists

The classic New England clambake is alive and well — and gluten-free upon request.

The traditional meal features steamed clams and lobster with drawn butter, plus sides including corn on the cob. It is served on a platter in many area seafood restaurants. But the best way to enjoy a clambake is outdoors at water’s edge, with sand or at least grass underfoot, sun in your face, and a salt breeze. For most people these days, that means a catered event.

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