|October 4, 2012||Posted by Elisabeth under Uncategorized|
I’m dreaming of the next time I eat a lobster roll at Libby’s Market in Brunswick, Maine. Hands down this is the best one I’ve ever eaten and the best deal—stuffed full of exquisitely fresh lobster meat in a grilled “foot long” regular hot dog roll. Co-owner Tina Libby said she doesn’t measure how much lobster she puts in each roll or she’d probably put less. On one of several visits, I absconded to my VW camper and secretly weighed the $18.50 roll—an astonishing 10 oz. This one is ideal for splitting, but there are two smaller sizes. Toasted w/butter. Lettuce and tomato are optional, but why bother? It’s as simple as you can get—a ton of lobster, a little mayo and the rest is a mystery. No wonder it’s so good, Tina’s husband Dan is a lobsterman who delivers fresh lobster every night right to their convenience store. Hidden in Brunswick back streets, it’s relatively easy to find using Google maps. Call ahead to order and bypass the line. Tel 207-729-7277, 42 Jordan Avenue, Brunswick, Maine.
|August 15, 2011||Uncategorized|
Rabelais Books in Portland, Maine is the New England epicenter for the best books about food, farming, gardening and wine. I was invited there to give a reading from my book Lobster: A Global History last month. The crowd of about 30 people seemed to be mostly ardent food aficionados, with maybe a passerby or two who wandered in.… more
|June 8, 2011||Food, Travel|
Matunuck Oyster Bar, on a saltwater pond, has a lobster roll for $15.95. ”This is good lookin…nice bun too, nicely toasted,” quipped my husband. I just loved the look of this gem–the top-split roll stood right up, perfectly grilled, with tips of big lobster claws poking out of the roll on a bit of crisp green lettuce. Smitten with just… more
|April 4, 2011||Food, Travel|
Why have I been telling everyone about the HUGE lobster roll at Belle Isle Seafood in Winthrop, MA? Because it’s worth the side trip even if the flavor could be cranked up a notch. I counted 4 claws in the humongous pile of lobster meat in this sandwich. No wonder with a half-pound of lobster—pure unadulterated chunks lightly dressed in… more