When Tim and I discussed what we might do for our anniversary, we tossed around the idea of a weekend getaway or a night in a nearby hotel. But then we realized we don’t really care about hotels and if ever given the option between spending money on a hotel or on great food, we would always choose food. (The best of both worlds is a trip that involves a lot of eating, so we’re in the early stages of planning a visit to Montreal for our next long weekend.) We easily agreed that a seafood extravaganza would fit the bill, so we hit Flo’s Clam Shack in Middletown, Rhode Island. Flo’s is one of those unassuming beachfront seafood shacks that totally knocks your socks off. It’s been featured on a number of Food Network shows and regularly receives glowing reviews from magazines and newspapers. I read every item on the menu in hopes of finding a dollar item, and I lucked out — a single littleneck clam from the raw bar was marked at $1.25. But the star of the night was the clamcakes. I don’t know what they’re made of or how they’re so incredible, but clamcakes are now one of my favorite foods. The fried shrimp and fried clam strips were also divine. Definitely not the type of meal I would indulge in every day, but perfect for a celebration.