The first fried clam was reportedly made in Essex, Mass. on July 3, 1916. Now it’s the best sandwich in Massachusetts, according to Food and Wine.

Clam rolls “are the first meal we think of when we think Massachusetts, or at least the very large amount of the state located by the ocean,” the magazine said.

The magazine listed the best sandwiches for each state.

It listed Woodman’s of Essex, which claims to be the inventor of the fried clam, and The Clam Box as places to try the sandwich in Massachusetts.

Two New England states got lobster rolls. Maine was awarded the lobster roll, while Connecticut got Connecticut-style lobster rolls.

New Hampshire’s best sandwhich is the Polly’s Panwich at Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, which is “locally-smoked bacon, egg, and cheese (ask for the cheddar from Harman’s, made just around the corner), resting comfortably between two plain pancakes,” the magazine said.

Vermont’s best sandwich is the jambon-beurre, and Rhode Island’s is a grinder known as “a fresh Italian roll filled with garlicky broccoli rabe and thick slices of sharp provolone cheese.”

Check out the full list here.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021