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Raw calamari and pork stored above lettuce and salsas.
Attendees will also find calamari, hamburgers, hot dogs, Greek fries and Greek salad.
There’s also tagliatelle al nero allo scoglio, a squid ink pasta with shrimp, clams, Rhode Island calamari, white wine and tomato.
The duo also present their version of popcorn shrimp and breaded calamari, which is served in a traditional popcorn carton and garnished with fresh popcorn.
Daily Catch is known for seafood, and the choices are scrawled on a chalkboard on the wall — mussels marinara, shrimp scampi, fried calamari.
Main seafood dishes include the popular Mediterranean sea bass, chopped salmon salad and fisherman’s salad featuring octopus, calamari and shrimp with mixed greens.
On a recent trip this writer plowed through the calamari (served with blue cheese and a Buffalo-wing style sauce, a genius idea), the lollipop lamb chops, a rib eye sandwich and the s’mores casserole.
Try the chicken pot pie with mushroom and a Madeira wine sauce ($20) or split a few small plates like the fried calamari with a Thai chili aioli ($13) and the steak burger sliders on pretzel buns ($11).
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Did You Know?
The word calamari was borrowed into English from 17th-century Italian, where it functioned as the plural of "calamaro" or "calamaio." The Italian word, in turn, comes from the Medieval Latin noun calamarium, meaning "ink pot or "pen case," and can be ultimately traced back to Latin calamus, meaning "reed pen." The transition from pens and ink to squid is not surprising, given the inky substance that a squid ejects and the long tapered shape of the squid's body. English speakers have also adopted "calamus" itself as a word referring to both a reed pen and to a number of plants.
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