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Iconic Eateries: Randazzo’s Clam Bar

Legendary Italian American seafood joint Randazzo’s is on the waterfront in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. It was among the many New York City businesses that took an almost knockout punch from the epic 2012 storm Sandy. Yet today you’d hardly know this 50-year-old clam bar/restaurant ever missed a beat.   Returning from a recent…

The Star Is Dressed in Red

The regulars at Randazzo’s Clam Bar know what to order. I was still learning the ropes, though, so I invited suggestions. My server’s advice was quick and definitive. “Get the calama’,” she said. “That’s why you’re here.” Strictly speaking, the fried calamari was not the reason I had driven down Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn until…