Thursday, October 1, 2009


Here's a photo of the front and back cover of the "Captain's Clambake Emporium" brochure from the 1980's were I worked helping recruit he motorcoach tour groups which were our primary market. One season we had over 200 tour groups. One night we hosted 10 motorcoaches.

The front cover shows part of the meal cooked by steam in a custom made steam cooker in an open cooking area so everyone could watch the clambake process. This photo is actually a reverse image of the photo taken but you can see the lobsters,steamed clams, German knockwurst and corn on the cob portion of the clambake.

There was also a gas radiant char broiler in the open kitchen used for cooking the barbecued half chickens and steaks.

It was a fun atmosphere for the groups we hosted as we also had a player piano and handed out songbooks so people could "sing for their supper" as they watched the clambake being prepared for them.