How to Get the Most out of Your Winter Getaway at the Mill Casino

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Did you know the average Americans leaves 2 vacation days unused according to this survey by Expedia®? Numerous studies have shown that vacations help lower stress and anxiety in addition to preventing burnout.

Now that the busy holiday season is over, it’s time to plan a relaxing mini-vacation to recharge for the new year. Sometimes we just need to get away, which is why we have made it easy for you and a guest to escape to the Oregon Coast this winter.

Yes, you read correctly, escape to the Oregon Coast this winter.

It’s a little known secret that the winter months are an optimal time to visit the Oregon coast. It’s less crowded, the fishing is great, the clam chowder is hot, storm watching is at it’s peak at Shore Acres State Park, and you could catch a glimpse of the whales migrating on their annual 6,000 mile journey to the warm waters of California. Here are some tips to get the most out your weekend getaway!

Before your trip:

1. Book our Winter Getaway Hotel Package (best value).
This special package includes a Deluxe Bayside Room, $40 Dining credit at any of our dining venues, and a Complimentary bottle of champagne or cider with souvenir toasting glasses. You and your guest will enjoy the stunning waterfront views of Coos Bay along with our comfortable hotel amenities.  To book this special stay or find out what our rates are, call reservations at 800-953-4800, ext. 3

2. Sign up for the Mill Club
Mill Club members not only participate in our special casino promotions, they earn free play, discounts, meals, merchandise and invitations to exclusive special events. As a Mill Club member you’ll earn rewards every time you play your favorite table games and slots in our casino. Best of all, it’s free and easy. Here are just some of the promotions our Mill Club Members will enjoy this winter, visit our Casino Promotions page to see the entire list:

3. Create your own itinerary but leave room for a spontaneous adventures!
There is always something happening in the North Bend, Charleston and Coos Bay area. Oregon’s Adventure Coast has put together some sample itineraries to give you some ideas.  We also recommend going to their Events Calendar to see what is happening in and around the community, and of course check the Mill Casino Events Calendar! Our nightclub, Warehouse 101, hosts Comedy Night every Wednesday and live music every Friday & Saturday night.

4. Pack the following:

  • Workout clothes! Start the day with a vigorous working with a waterfront view in our fitness room located on the second floor of our Lodge.
  • Bathing Suit. Enjoy our relaxing indoor pool and two hot tubs on the South End of our Lodge. The pool is complimentary for all guests. Towels are provided at the pool.
  • Your Camera for winter storm watching and to capture all of the fond memories from your trip.
  • Layers of clothing. Average winter temperatures range from mid/high 40’s to low 50’s during day to mid 30’s at night. Since the weather changes from hour to hour, we suggest packing layers of clothing such as t-shirts, jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts hats, scarves, gloves, etc so you can be ready for anything.
  • Casual “night-out clothes” for dining out and dancing the night away in Warehouse 101.
  • Binoculars. These come in handy when you want to get a closer look the Pacific Ocean, and let’s not forget whale and bird watching!
  • Sunscreen. If you plan to spend any time outdoors, please remember the UV rays from the sun still shine through, so it is important to protect your skin with sunscreen anything else you normally use to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Comfortable walking shoes for overall use, flip-flops for the beach (in case it is warm enough) and good boots for hiking.

While you are here:
1. Check out all of your options in our dining venues. Ask about our specials! Here is a sample of some of our *current dining specials:

  • The Saw Blade Buffet: Come hungry (and early) and fill your plate as often as you’d like with a bountiful selection of incredible entrees, hand-carved meats, succulent sides and delectable desserts at The Saw Blade Buffet.  Open each Monday & Tuesday for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The buffet is also open for special events and holidays. Click here to check schedule and details.
  • Plank House Restaurant: Serving breakfast, luncheon specialties, and delicious dinners each Wednesday-Sunday (Closed Monday and Tuesday). Save room for dessert! Visit www.themillcasino.com/dining for details.
  • Wine Discovery Evenings by the Bay: Get premium wines by the bottle up to 50% off at the Plank House and Whitecaps on Sunday evenings.
  • Early Bird Specials at The Plank House: Dine with us between 4 pm and 6 pm (Wednesday-Sunday) and choose from one of six delicious early dinner specials Each special includes our FREE daily dessert special.
  • Happy Hour/Drink Specials: Warehouse 101 from 3 -6 PM Sun – Thurs.
  • Warehouse 101 Game Time Entree Special: Wear any NFL, College Team or Mill Logo Shirt and get $2 off any entrée from our regular menu during any Football Game!
  • Buy 1 Get one for 1.01 Lunch Special:  Buy one Lunch Entrée and get the second for $1.01 at Warehouse 101 every Monday through Wednesday

*These dining specials are current as of January 2014 and subject to change without notice. Click here to see current dining specials.

2. Leave time for shopping in the many antique and specialty shops in North Bend, Coos Bay and Charleston. Be sure to stop in our own Ko-Kwel Gifts and check out our extensive selection of art and craft works created by Coquille Tribal artists and artisans. Handcrafted jewelry and beadwork, carved wood pieces, glassware and regional photography are among the many creations offered by Coquille Tribal members exclusively at Ko-Kwel Gifts. The shop also features a selection of jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts (always in season on the Oregon Coast) along with mementos and keepsakes.

3.  Go for a stroll on our boardwalk.  It’s lovely!

4.  Go for a swim, a work-out, or relax in one of our outdoor hot-tubs overlooking Coos Bay.

5.   Go storm watching at Shore Acres State Park, the bluff overlooking Bastendorff Beach, and Sunset Bay State Park.

Need more information?  Contact us at 800.953.4800! We are here to help.

Shore Acres Holiday Lights Still Dazzling After All These Years

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There is Still Time to Book the Shore Acres Holiday Package!

Photo @ Neil McKown

The magical holiday lights display at Shore Acres State Park is by far one of the most widely known holiday attractions on the Oregon Coast !

Every year, tens of thousands find their holiday spirit while taking in the dazzling light display of 300,000+ Lights (almost all L.E.D.) in the shape of sea animals, birds, flowers, ships while sipping hot cider, punch, or coffee and nibbling on cookies!

Many of these visitors opt to enjoy the value and convenience the Mill Casino Shore Acres Package has to offer. The package is still available through December 31,2013 and includes a $40 dining credit in the Plank House Restaurant or any of our dining venues and complimentary shuttle service to and from Shore Acres State Park.

In December shuttles leave the Mill @ 4pm and 7pm and shuttles leave Shore Acres @ 6 pm and 9 pm. Transit time between The Mill and Shore Acres State Park is approximately 30 minutes.

Hotel rates start at $140 plus tax. RV Park Package is $60
To book this special stay, please call reservations at 800-953-4800, ext. 3

The event is open to the public from 4-9:30 PM each night (including Dec 24 & 25) until December 31, 2012. Parking fee: $5 per vehicle or current OPRD Annual Parking Pass or Coastal Passport or current OPRD Campground Receipt or current Special Access Pass. No additional charge for lights viewing.

While you are here, we also recommend a visit to the Miniature Village & Christmas Train Display in the Old Charleston School House: 64065 Seven Devils Road. The display is open to the public through December 24, 2013. Click here for more info.

Photo @ Friends of Shore Acres

Photo @ Friends of Shore Acres

All photos are from Friends of Shore Acres who make this annual tradition possible and spreading the holiday spirit to thousands. For more information and directions visit www.shoreacres.net or call Shore Acres for more information 541-888-3732.

Book the Mill Casino Glass Float Event Package and Find Your Own Glass Float!

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Mill Casino Glass Floats Weekend Package October 12-13, 2013

For Oregon coast beachcombers, discovering a glass float that has washed ashore is considered by many to be a rare and highly sought after treasure.

In fact, searching for glass floats have become such a popular activity, some communities along the Oregon coast have commissioned glass artists to create replicas to find.

This fall, the Mill Casino wants to give you an opportunity to find your very own glass float. Come stay at The Mill Casino on October 12, 2013 and the next morning, journey to the beach to find your very own Oregon Blown Glass Float!

Glass floats, once used by fishermen to keep their fishing nets afloat, have become very popular collectors’ items. Though they are rarely used today, many can still be found floating in the Pacific Ocean and will one day wash ashore. Discovering a rare color, a different shape or one perfectly intact excites many a beachcomber or treasure hunter.

The Mill Casino Glass Float Event will take place Sunday October 13, 2013 on a undisclosed area of beach where we will take you to have the treasure hunt of a lifetime!


This package includes:

  • *One Deluxe Room at the Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park
  • $40 Dining credit at any of our dining venues
  • One Courtesy Shuttle to a secluded and undisclosed beach, where you will be set free to frolic along the beach line to find your own, take-away, Oregon Blown Glass Float. (Individuals that would like to take their own transportation can arrange this at check in)

Check in on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
Glass Float Event is Sunday, October 13, 2013

Package Price: $ 179.00 plus room tax. *Package based on Double-Occupancy (maximum 2 floats per room). Call 1.800.953.4800 today to make your reservation or visit www.themillcasino.com for more information.

PLAYERS, NON-HOTEL & RV GUESTS are welcome to attend. Please purchase your Float day pass from Ko•kwel Gifts. Tickets are $30/person (Subject to availability).

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Relax and Savor this Summer with the Mill Casino Hotel Wine & Dine Package

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When was the last time you treated yourself or a loved one to a special spontaneous getaway?  We don’t mean just any getaway.

We are talking about a truly relaxing experience taking in the waterfront views of Coos Bay while sipping on fine Oregon wine after a day of enjoying all that the Oregon Coast has to offer: beaches, recreation, festivals, shopping, casino fun, seafood, entertainment, and more.

It’s not too late to treat yourself this summer!   Take advantage of the best of what Oregon has to offer (from it’s beaches to the wine) with the Mill Casino Wine & Dine Hotel Package through August 31, 2013.

The hotel package includes $40 in dining credit to any of our five unique dining venues, 2 bottles of wine from Oregon’s own Foris Vineywards, a souvenir Mill wine opener and #5 recipe card from our exclusive signature recipe series.

Foris Vineyards is located in southern Oregon’s remote Illinois Valley has been written about in just about every wine publication from The Wine Enthusiast to Oregon Wine Press. The award winning winery produces elegant, complex wines, rich in flavor and texture, distinct to the microclimate of their estate vineyards.

All of our rooms feature televisions with cable, HBO and Showtime, complimentary wireless internet, as well as phones, radio-alarm clock, safe, ice bucket and glasses, luggage rack, plus an iron and ironing board.

You won’t want to miss our many casino promotions and these special events happening in our area this summer:

  • Oregon Coast Music Festival through July 27, 2013
  • 55th Annual Salmon BBQ August 4, 2013 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • 27th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival Saturday, August 10-11, 2013
  • 27th Oregon Shorebird Festival Friday, August 23-25, 2013
  • 2013 Blackberry Arts Festival August 24-25, 2013

Rates start at $169 plus tax. To book this special stay, please call reservations at 800-953-4800, ext. 3

You are welcome to check in anytime after 4:00 pm; check-out time is 12 noon. If you need a late check-in, simply tell reservations at the time you book your stay. Complimentary Valet Parking is available.

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Celebrate Dad at our Unique Fathers Day Floats Event

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There are only so times you can get away with the stand-by, same old Father’s Day gift. How many ties, handkerchiefs, wrenches or socks does Dad really need? Does he really need a giftcard to that store he has been to 10,000 times?

This Father’s Day, why not give him something special, like a night out at the Mill Casino and an opportunity to takeaway a piece of Oregon History at our Glass Float Event Sunday, June 16, 2013? Stay at The Mill Casino on Saturday June 15 and spend Father’s Day finding special glass floats on the beach.

Did you know that Japanese glass floats on the Oregon coast are highly sought after treasures? Discovering a rare color, a different shape or one perfectly intact excites many a beachcomber or treasure hunter!

Your Package Includes:

  • One Deluxe Room at the Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park, Overlooking the Beautiful Coos Bay
  • Dinner for Two ($40.00 Value)
  • One Courtesy Shuttle to a secluded and undisclosed beach, where you will be set free to frolic along the beach line to find your own, take-away, Oregon Blown Glass Float. (Individuals that would like to take their own transportation can arrange this at check in)

A few float facts:
• Floats may be found above the tide line and below the beach embankment.
• Floats will not be found in or on the cliffs
• Please be aware of beach safety. Never turn your back on the ocean! Sneaker waves and the force of the ocean often move logs and can be unsafe.

Check in on Saturday, June 15
Glass Float Event is Sunday, June 16, 2013

Package Price: $ 179.00 plus room tax.  Call 1.800.953.4800 today to make your reservation. PLAYERS, NON-HOTEL & RV GUESTS: $30.00 per guest (Subject to availability)

Valentine’s Day 2013 at The Mill Casino

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For most, it just wouldn’t feel like Valentines Day without a special dinner or evening out.

If you are planning to be in the Coos Bay/North Bend/Charleston area this February 14th, we’ve got you covered!  Come relax over a fabulous gourmet dinner and waterfront view at the Plank House Restaurant’s Valentine’s Couples Dinner!

Better yet, sweep your Valentine off their feet with a Mill Casino Romance Package that  includes accommodations in a Deluxe Bayside Room, $40 dining credit at any of our dining venues, a complimentary bottle of champagne or cider, complimentary chocolate covered strawberries and turn down service.  Rates start at $149.  To book this special stay, call reservations at 800-953-4800, ext. 3

Here is a sneak peek of the Valentine’s Couples Dinner menu prepared by Executive Chef, Mark Henry.

Starter:
Tarragon-Ginger Dungeness Crab Cake, Fried Artichoke Hearts, Champagne Vinaigrette OR Curried Asparagus Soup with Creme Fraiche

Entree:
Seared Red Snapper with Oregon Truffle Risotto and Baby Peas and Saffron Cream
Or
Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Pear Potato and Balsamic Fig Reduction

Dessert:
Pauloua with Seasonal Berries, Orange Chantilly Or Sacher Cake with Homemade Coffee Ice Cream
Price: $70.00 per couple

Our Mill Club Members can also enjoy Fourteen Nights of Love through February 14, 2013, 12:01 am to 8:00 pm. Every night at 8PM from February 1st, 2013 thru February 13th, 2013, one lucky winner will be drawn to win a romantic package. Each package consists of a box of chocolates and dinner for two at various community restaurants. One grand prize winner will receive dinner for two in the Mill Casino’s Plankhouse Restaurant exclusively catered to by Executive Chef Mark Henry, a two night stay in a Jacuzzi Suite, his/her jewelry set and $100 in spending cash! Click here for details.

If you want to REALLY sweep your Valentine off their feet,  book The Mill Casino Romance Package that includes:

  • Deluxe Bayside Room
  • $40 dining credit at any of our dining venues
  • Complimentary bottle of champagne or cider
  • Complimentary chocolate covered strawberries
  • Turn down service

Rates start at $149.  To book this special stay, call reservations at 800-953-4800, ext. 3

Make your reservations now for the Valentine’s Couple Dinner on February 14, 2013! Enjoy a couple’s night out and this fabulous gourmet dinner on Valentine’s Day in the Plank House Restaurant.

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Book the Mill Casino Whale Watching Hotel and RV Park Package Before it is too Late!

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Whale watching season is here, and an estimated 18,000 gray whales are passing the Oregon Coast right now on their  journey to the Baja lagoons of Mexico.  Most of the whales are about 5 mile off shore, but some can be seen as close as 1-2 miles off shore.

One of the prime viewing locations, Shore Acres State Park, happens to be located nearby.  Whale watchers gather here at this time of year to catch a glimpse of the whales spouting, breaching (heads straight up in the water), flukes and tails.

When you book The Mill Casino’s Whale Watching Hotel and RV Park Package before January 31, 2013, guests will receive:

Packages start at $149 in the Hotel and $70 in RV Park.

Time is running out!  To book this special stay, call reservations at 800-953-4800, ext. 3 or visit www.themillcasino.com/accommodations before January 31, 2013

Here are some interesting facts about gray whales we found:

  • Gray Whales are noted for their 12,000-mile annual migration from the Arctic Ocean to Mexico in the winter and their return north in the spring.
  • Whalers nicknamed the Grays “Devil Fish” because they fought so hard to defend their babies.
  • Today, they are best known for being friendly to people.
  • In the 1600-1700s Gray Whales in the Atlantic were hunted to extinction.
  • They were hunted almost to extinction two different times in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Starting early in the 1900s, the birthing lagoons were protected by the Mexican government.
  • The United Nations joined in the protection (1935), as did the International Whaling Commission (1946), but the moratorium against whaling wasn’t started until 1986.
  • The Grays made a good recovery and were taken off the endangered list in 1994, but are still threatened.
  • The reason for the migration south is to give birth to their young in the warm, calm bays of Mexico.
  • Gray Whale babies are 15 feet long and weigh 2,000 at birth
  • The grow up to 45 feet long and weigh 70,000 pounds.
  • They return north and spend the summer feeding in the Bering and Chukchi Seas (they seldom eat during migration).
  • About 200 Gray Whales don’t continue to Alaska, but stay along the Oregon Coast to feed.
  • Grays have baleen plates instead of teeth, with 130-180 plates or pieces along each side of the upper jaw.
  • They take great mouthfuls of food-laden water; then using their tongues, they squeeze out the water and swallow the food that sticks to the baleen.
  • The Oregon coast produces lots of phytoplankton (small marine plants) which are eaten by zooplankton (small marine animals) including bottom dwelling amphipods and mysid shrimp – primary food of the Gray Whales.
  • The only natural predators of Gray Whales are Orcas (killer whales) and large sharks. Even though some countries are still whaling, the biggest threat to the whales is pollution in the oceans.

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It’s Time for the Shore Acres Holiday Lights Festival!

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One of our favorite local traditions is the annual Holiday Lights festival at Shore Acres State Park.  Each year, the community comes together to transform our beloved Shore Acres into a brilliant holiday display.  Volunteers and local businesses spend weeks decorating the park with 300,000 lights and light sculptures. It is a spectacle not to be missed!

Just 13 miles southwest from our home in Coos Bay/North Bend, the park is famous for its lush gardens and breathtaking views of the Oregon coast.  The Holiday Lights festival features seasonal refreshments and entertainment, and runs nightly from 4 pm to 9:30 pm every night from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.

The Mill offers a Hotel and RV Package perfect for the occasion.  The Shore Acres Package includes an overnight stay at our facilities, $40 dining credit at any of our dining venues and complimentary pass or shuttle service to and from the Shore Acres State Park.  Book this package at our reservations desk at 800-953-4800, ext. 3.

And don’t forget we are hosting another beloved tradition, the Festival of Trees, from Thanksgiving through December 6.  The Mill presents decorated Christmas trees and wreathes donated by the community to raise funds for local charities.  It’s a lot of fun and we hope to see you there.

We’re so proud to be part of this community and invite you to join us for our annual holiday traditions.

Photo Credit: Friends of Shore Acres

Relax! Spend Thanksgiving at The Mill Casino

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we have the solution to all of your holiday dilemmas!  Spend Thanksgiving Day (or the whole weekend) with us and let us take care of all of the holiday entertaining!  We’ll host this year so you can relax and enjoy traditional Thanksgiving meals, specials, lodging packages and great entertainment on the Oregon Coast.

We have created special holiday packages just for you:

  • Thanksgiving Night Special Hotel Offer! Deluxe Hotel Accommodations in a bay-side room AND Thanksgiving Dinner for two at the Saw Blade Buffet Starting at $149+tax. To reserve your Thanksgiving package, call our Guest Service department today at 866-901-2966, ext. 3. This offer is valid November 22, 2012.

Hungry?  The chefs at Plank House Restaurant and Saw Blade Buffet are preparing a feast sure to entice the fondest of Thanksgiving memories.

Thanksgiving Ala Carte at the Plank House Restaurant Thursday November 22nd 4:00pm – Close

Enjoy the waterfront view as you feast on your favorite holiday dishes like Roasted Tom Turkey or Bourbon Pineapple Glazed Pitt Ham, Roasted Pumpkin Bisque or Mixed Green salad, mashed potato, warm rolls and sweet cream butter,Sautéed Brussels sprouts, candied yams, gravy, cranberry sauce, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie or Pecan Pie. So much to choose from!

Saw Blade Buffet Thanksgiving Day Buffet Thursday November 22nd 11:00am to 8:00pm

A feast to please the senses with traditional choices like Roast Tom Turkey, gravy, Cranberry Sauce, stuffing, Mashed Potatoes Roasted Yams, Corn Muffin, Cranberry Biscuits, rolls, and an assortment of fresh vegetables. We will also have delicious non-traditional dishes to choose from such as Prime Rib of Beef, Salmon Panko crusted Ling Cod Fish, Lemon Beurre Blanc Rolled and Tied loin of Pork, and more. Our salad Bar will be stocked with all of the trimmings and you must save room for our famous Desserts from our own Pastry Shop: Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan, and Minced Meat Pies, Sugar Free Cheesecake,Mini Pastries and more. Hungry yet?

Want entertainment?

Check out Warehouse 101, our very cool night spot that will be featuring live entertainment and events November 21-24, 2012.

Wednesday Night- Come LOL with us for Comedy Night! No cover. Two Shows 7 & 9pm featuring Keith Ross Nelson with Seth Milstein.

Thursday-Saturday Night- Live Wire, a female fronted AC/DC Tribute Band, will be playing 9pm – 1am.  They have a playlist of cover tunes from various classic rock artists including Journey, Van Halen, and Poison to name a few. Live Wire has opened for bands such as Foreigner, Night Ranger and Pat Travers. This is a high energy show that you won’t want to miss.

November 24: Watch the OSU vs UofO game.  Check our Facebook page for updated info.

November 23-25, 2012 GR Club #62, Roseburg & The Mill Casino present Cribbage Tournament
$1,000 Cash paybacks for all tournaments will be 95% PLUS trophies. For complete information including entry fees, tournament schedules, etc. contact Larry or Donna Hassett 541-672-1474 or email at ACC@cmspan.net. Flyer and entry forms at www.cribbage.org/sched/ under Timber Capital Cribbage Classic.

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Oregon Coast Chowder Bounty Lodging Specials

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It is a little known secret that you will find the world’s best clam chowder on the Oregon Coast. We are so confident about this, that we have teamed up with the The Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau for Chowder Bounty!

When you book the Chowder Bounty Lodging Special at a participating hotel (such as ours) now through March 1, 2012 you will receive 2 free cups of chowder at participating restaurants (The Plank House is a participating restaurant) along with a coupon book with over $500 in savings to local businesses, restaurants, and 2nd stay offers.

Must reserve Chowder Bounty Package Rate. Cannot be combined with other offers. All rates good through March 1, 2012. Rates begin at $90 + tax. No minimum stay required. To book this special stay, call reservations at 800-953-4800, ext. 3.

Featured Recipe: Chef Dan’s Oregon Coast Clam Chowder

By Chef Dan Catanio of The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park

3 dozen- chowder clams
2 ½ cup bottled clam juice, or as needed
2 slices bacon, minced
1 medium onion, diced (about 1 ¼ cups)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 yellow or white potatoes, peeled and diced (about 4 cups)
3 cups heavy cream or half & half
6 tablespoons dry sherry, or to taste
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Tabasco sauce, to taste
Worcestershire sauce, to taste
Oyster crackers, as needed

Scrub the clams well under running water. Shuck, reserving the juices. Cut the larger clams in half. Mix the reserved juices with enough bottled clam juice to equal 3 cups.

Cook the bacon slowly in a soup pot over medium heat until lightly crisp, about 7 minutes.

Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent – 4-6 minutes. Add the flour and cook over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, 2-3 minutes. Whisk in the clam juice, bring to a simmer, and cook, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The liquid should be the consistency of heavy cream. If it is too thick, add more clam juice.

Add the potatoes and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the clams and cream in a saucepan and simmer, until the clams are cooked, 5-8 minutes.

When the potatoes are tender, add the clams and the cream to the soup base.
Simmer, 5 minutes.

Stir in the sherry. Season with salt, pepper, Tabasco, and Worcestershire.

Serve in heated bowl, with oyster crackers on the side. Serves 8.

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