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Jul 14, 2010 05:49 AM

Food Network Food Feud Woodman's vs. Farnham's - Filming Final Decision Today in Ipswich

This is from an email my husband got from Woodman's (personally, we are Farnham's fans but can't go anyway since have to work):

***Food Networks Food Feud - Woodman's vs. Farnham's***

The Food Network looks for loyal fans to show support to their favorite fried clam spot.
The Food Network team rolled into Essex today [7/13] to film a show highlighting fried clams in Essex culminating in a “fried clam showdown” between Woodman’s and Farnham’s, two longstanding Essex food establishments and friendly rivals. The filming of the final decision is taking place from 1:00-5:00 on Wednesday July, 14th and fans are needed for the filming. So we need all Woodman’s die hards to come by Steep Hill Beach in Ipswich [the beach down the hill from the Crane's estate] and show your support to your favorite clam shack and vocalize your allegiance - Bring your signage, wear your shirts and get ready to cheer – you just might end up on national TV! The show is scheduled to be aired in early Fall 2010.

* Host: The Food Network

* Location: Steep Hill Beach, Argilla Rd. Ipswich MA
(If it rains join us under the tent at Woodman's)

* When: July 14, 2010

Please support Woodman's of Essex in the battle of the best fried clam! The Food Network will be announcing whose clams are the best...Woodman's or Farnhams. If you can make it, bring a sign or poster with you showing your support for Woodman's, (like they do on the morning shows in NY) you might make it on National TV!!

Woodman's of Essex-Restaurant
121 Main St, Essex, MA 01929

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  1. Ironic that they're having the showdown in Ipswich but the Clam Box was apparently not invited to compete.

    2 Replies
    1. re: scratchie

      Because there's no feud there -- Clam Box probably clearly the winner. The feud maybe is for 2nd best on the north shore. *waiting to be stoned by ardent fans of the other 2 joints*

      Clam Box
      789 Quincy Shore Dr, Quincy, MA 02170

      1. re: scratchie

        They were invited but they declined. And Steep Hill beach is a location that both residents of Essex and Ipswich enjoy.

      2. Who are the judges?

        1. Maybe the Clam Box folks will crash the party all WWE-style! BATTLE ROYALE!

          2 Replies
          1. re: Bob Dobalina

            I had a really good batch of clams at Essex Seafood the other day. When they're on they're game, one of the best!

            Essex Seafood
            143 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929

            1. re: justbeingpolite

              Second this. I've never had the poor experiences at Essex some have reported. It's one of my faves.