Submitted by Ann Thurlow
For my money, good old reliable Papa Joe’s has one of the most interesting menus in town. Sure, you can get something expected and comforting. But you can also be surprised and delighted by my new favourite thing: bar clams and chips.
This is PEI’s answer to poutine. Do not mistake this for fried clams; it’s entirely different. The clams are like they would be for chowder and, come to think of it, the sauce is kind of like chowder, too. This is poured over the fries and the whole thing is sparked up with a topping of crispy pea shoots. Pro tip: ask for extra pea shoots. Their green crunch absolutely makes the dish.
I am thinking you may believe this doesn’t sound good. You are wrong. It’s innovative and totally delicious.