Saturday, July 15, 2006

Just Claws

Still in Connecticut, dodging ticks. Much to write about this experience at a later date.

Here's what I discovered today: the lobster roll. Foodgasm on a hotdog bun.

Found it because I ditched lunch at the institute and went looking for local flavor. My plan: Drive along the marina until I see someplace with a line out front.

Fred's Shanty Food Stand. Don't you love the place already?

Long line. Picnic tables. Walk-up window. Special today: Hot Lobster Roll. Worth every nickel of 12 bucks.

Served in a paper boat, it is a toasted white hotdog bun split open and stuffed with about a half pound of steamed pink lobster chunks. So fresh, so moist, so yummalicious. With a paper cup of melted butter on the side.

Ten thousand fat grams for a big hot bite of New England summer.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Femme said...

Giiiirl shoot -

while you're up here in the New England states you should jaunt north to Boston for the world's bext clam chowdah or some fried clams...my treat!

9:49 AM  
Anonymous femme said...

...because not only is it the bext...it's also the best.

9:50 AM  
Blogger liz said...

Nearly shorted out my laptop by drooling on it. Lobster roll...mmmmmmmmmmm.

12:27 PM  
Blogger SuperHolmie said...

I miss you, Prof!

1:59 PM  
Blogger Logical Philosopher said...

Foogasm. My favorite culinary word and I never even thought to work it into a post before.

I stand in literary awe.

1:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They even have lobster rolls at McDonald's up there sometimes! Yes, they are a rare treat. Seafood in New England is like Chinese food in SF--it's usually the cheap, crowded places that are actually the best.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous highschoolkid07 said...

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This package that I thought would never come has indeed come and I've filled out half of it. The SMU application form. This fantatical idea of college is becoming a real and scary idea!

I'll remember your advice about asking for GOOD recommendations.

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~ highschoolkid07

3:40 AM  
Anonymous littlem said...

OK, here's how you do the lobster roll. Get an extra paper boat. Use butter liberally, but SET ASIDE THE HOTDOG BUN.

Go to the gym the next day -- or if you really want to be New England, go out on the sailboat and crew.

Alternate bloody and virgin Marys with your shrimp salad for dinner.

Seafood paradise, fuel for the system, no extra cellulite.

12:13 AM  
Anonymous About:Blank said...

The Lobster Roll is one of my "have to's" when I visit Cape Cod.

Foodgasm? Dead on.

aj

8:49 AM  

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