Snackshot of the Day: Hoboken's Clam Broth House
Welcome to The Daily Meal's new daily photo feature: Snackshot of the Day. The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so this new feature is going to do what photographs do best, rely on the photos to do the talking.
From here on out, we'll be featuring a new food- or drink-related photo every day. We won't always feature food; wine, beer, cocktails, coffee, everything's on the offer. Sometimes the image will be of food, sometimes it will be of people behind the food, sometimes just related to food. Sometimes there will be a brief story or note by way of explanation; sometimes the images will do all the talking. Expect glazed donuts from cult favorites like the Doughnut Vault in Chicago, giant oysters from Drake's Bay outside San Francisco, delivery vans, menus, food vanity license plates, or as in the case today, restaurant signs.
Photos featured will start with those taken by The Daily Meal's editors and contributors, including the Culinary Content Network, but we'd love to feature reader-submitted photos, too. Think you've taken a great food photo that deserves to be featured? Send an email to The Daily Meal's photo editor, Jane Bruce, with a caption and credit, with the email subject line "Snackshots" and we just may feature it.
Today's photo was taken recently on the corner of River and Newark Streets in Hoboken, N.J. It's an old sign for the Clam Broth House, a restaurant said to have originally been founded in 1899. The Clam Broth House closed mid last decade due to structural issues, but was reopened in 2010, only to close again and be replaced by a restaurant called Biggie's Clam Bar. So the original restaurant didn't make it, and who knows how much longer the sign will keep up the good fight, but for now, it's a beautiful, if crumbling, reminder of some of the great restaurant advertising of days past. They don't make 'em like they used to, huh?
To submit your own photo, email jbruce[at]thedailymeal.com, subject line "Snackshots."
Arthur Bovino is The Daily Meal's executive editor. Follow Arthur on Twitter.