By MARK BITTMAN
Published: July 28, 2011
We're thinking maybe an "indoors clam bake" might be the way to go for an upcoming housewarming party. Wouldn't it be a cute theme? We're thinking rope-wrapped napkins and silverware, locally collected shell escort cards (with handwritten names on them like when we were kids), a big red ice-filled cooler of drinks, candles on sand in glass votives, the obvious menu of lobster, clams and corn and beach towels in the bathroom. All food, wine and design things beachy!