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Hop a water taxi to sister restaurant ReelHouse in East Boston and watch the sun set over mussels and calamari al fresco.
The crisp buffalo calamari ($10) was an easy favorite at the event with its classic tang.
Local media have celebrated his love of spicy Korean food, noting that his favorite is grilled calamari in red pepper sauce, and of K-pop.
The crunchy calamari was given a lip-smacking zing thanks to slivers of jalapeño, and its accompanying dipping sauce was the love child of a remoulade and a Creole aioli.
Try it with fried fish, calamari, burrata, prosciutto, a cheeseburger or a pepperoni pizza.
Pair them from 5-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday with $6 barbecue calamari, wings or bao; $7 set of three nigiri pieces or select rolls of sushi such as perennial favorite spicy tuna.
The cazuela de mariscos is a seafood stew abundant with fish, scallops, calamari, mussels and potato in a rich seafood broth.
This week’s eating recommendation is the calamari at Jax, and the reading recommendation is Brian Hamilton on the making of Deandre Ayton ($).
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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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