A: Ted, while there’s still a smattering of hotels with the Howard Johnson moniker, they’re not the ones you remember. Locally, I found a couple of options for your favorite fried clam strips, for which Howard Johnson restaurants were famous. Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant, 11440 Tara Blvd., Hampton, 770-471-9701, serves fried clam strips in two sizes: the regular platter sells for $8.50, and the large is priced at $10.95. While J.R. Crickets, 129 North Ave., Atlanta, 404-389-9464, might be known for its myriad chicken wings, the restaurant also keeps fried clam strips on its menu. Served with fries and slaw, the platter costs $7.49.
Q: I am looking for Plum Organics Go Bars. These are snack items presented in the June 2014 Dash magazine as being “new on shelves this summer,” but I haven’t seen them yet. Are they available anywhere in the Monroe-Athens area? Love your column! Thanks. — Harriette Griffin
A: Plum Organics offers a line of food, treats and beverages for youngsters ranging from babies to school-age kids. Because they’re a new item, distribution is still spotty, but expect more items to roll out. Currently, you can find Plum Organics apple, strawberry and spinach bars for $3.30 for a box of six at Target, 916 Loganville Highway, Bethlehem, 678-975-3060.