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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-02-2020

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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6 BUSINESS JULY 2-8, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION Town Council. "This is something we have not had. I'm excited to have this in town," Town Council President Suzy Alba said at last Tuesday's council meeting. Customers are raving about the food, Delos said, and are even happier to sit outside and enjoy the weather. Since opening outdoor dining, Delos said regulars often opt to dine outside during the morning service. Delos said the clam shack has been "crazy busy." He said he hoped that doing a soft opening would give the kitchen and waitstaff time to work out kinks, but that did not happen. "It's beyond our expectations," Delos said. "The support and incredible busi- ness we've received is heartwarming," he added. The Clam Shack relies on family recipes from years of running a family restaurant. Delos said the shack has every- thing a person looks for in a clam shack, from clamcakes and chowder, steamers, stuffies, lobster rolls, snail salad, crab cakes, calamari and more. He said the fried whole belly clams are his favorite. There are also non-seafood options, such as hamburgers, steaks, and chick- en fingers. As many ingredients as possible are locally sourced, Delos added. He said Kountry Clam Shack offers locally crafted beer, wine and liquor to com- plement the meal. Delos said it is essential to a local, family-owned business to support its community. One of the best aspects to opening the shack for Delos was hiring 25 new staff members, including servers, bar- tenders, hosts, bussers, kitchen staff, and cleaners during the pandemic. It gave the team a morale boost follow- ing earlier layoffs. The live entertainment is local, Delos said. Smithfield resident Lainey Dionne sings on Wednesday nights and Lauren King sings on Friday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. He plans on rotating Saturday night entertainment for local artists. Delos said the restaurant had permits for outdoor dining and could have served in the lot regardless of the coro- navirus pandemic's new restrictions. He hopes to add a raw bar of oys- ters, crab legs, littlenecks and shrimp cocktails in the coming months. Delos added that the morning ser- vice at Kountry Kitchen is still going well. The kitchen closes an hour earlier, open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, to prepare for the Clam Shack at night, he said. The Kountry Clam Shack is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. for full-service dining and take- out. During inclement weather, the din- ing area moves inside, Delos said, add- ing the Clam Shack will remain open through the winter by moving indoors. CLAM SHACK From Page One DELOS BREEZE PHOTO BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Outdoor dining at the KOUNTRY CLAM SHACK, a new addition to the menu at the Kountry Kitchen, 10 Smith Ave., includes seafood favorites like clamcakes and chowder, lobster rolls, calamari and more using locally sourced ingredients. 260 Newport Ave., East Providence, RI • 401-438-4646 • DINE IN OPENS JULY 8 TH Masks Are Required No Reservations Needed Come See What's New Inside Curbside Pick Up Available Call to Place Your Order To Ensure the Safety of our Guests, We Exceed the RI Department of Health Standards for Sanitization! CLOSED JULY 4TH CHICKEN PARMIGIANA - Golden brown fresh chicken cutlets covered with our famous meat sauce baked with mozzarella. With pasta or fries & soup or salad $14.95 BAKED SEAFOOD SCROD - Flaky white cod with a shrimp & scallop seafood stuffing and a lemon butter crumb topping. Served with pasta or fries & soup or salad. $15.95 RAVIOLI with MEATBALLS - Tender plump cheese filled ravioli with meatballs smothered in our famous meat sauce. A traditional favorite. With soup or salad. $13.95 BAKED SEA SCALLOPS - Giant North Atlantic sea scallops baked with a lemon butter crumb topping, with pasta or fries & soup or salad. $17.95 BAKED SEAFOOD PLATTER - A medley of fresh cod, sea scallops and shrimp, baked in our lemon butter crumb topping, with pasta or fries & soup or salad. $20.95 LOBSTER, SHRIMP & SCALLOPS IN A PINK ALFREDO SAUCE - Lobster, shrimp and scallops in a pink Alfredo sauce served over fresh fettuccine, with soup or salad. $21.95 ITALIAN GRINDER GOURMET PIZZA - Garlic and oil sauce with ham, salami, capicola, pepperoni, red onion, hot peppers, fresh tomato, Italian dressing, mozzarella and provolone cheese on our traditional dough. $13.95 CALAMARI ala MAMA - Golden friend breaded squid rings sauteed in garlic butter, hot peppers & black olives. Served with garlic toast. $11.75 ® EAST PROVIDENCE LOCATION ONLY! Local Eats

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