All posts tagged: Lobster Rolls

The Best Lobster Roll

What Makes a Great Lobster Roll I’ve eaten lobster rolls on Cape Cod, along the Connecticut Coast and the rocky shores of Maine. Here’s a few things I’ve learned: If you want a top quality lobster roll, $19.99 is the starting price. The best lobster rolls are made to order. It’s not a question of mayo or butter, but the right amount of both. The roll should be toasted. A microwave should not be involved. Eating outdoors or in a lobster shack with a view of water is necessary — but atmosphere cannot save a mediocre roll. That list sums up the sad and sodden lobster rolls I’ve eaten — prepared ahead of time and sold in a refrigerator case in one over-lauded spot on Martha’s Vineyard. The Best Lobster Roll Clam Shack, Kennebunkport Served on a butter-griddled soft, round bun spread with mayonnaise, and piled with nuggets of knuckle, tail and claw, drizzled with butter, this lobster roll has the perfect balance and texture, with the freshness of  pink and white lobster starring. A …

Trying to Stay Hungry in Portland, Maine.

Trying to Stay Hungry in Portland Maine The cobblestone streets of Old Port, the vibrant waterfront of Portland, Maine are busy  with people, shops and restaurants. Restaurants with national reputations for being on the forefront of the local and sustainable food movement. We had a day and a half there, vacationing with friends. We looked for casual places with good food — and we found them. The only challenge was trying to stay hungry. The creative energy in Portland provokes associations to Brooklyn, N.Y., which is annoying to people living in Portland. Sure, some people have moved from Brooklyn to Portland. But Portland has a rugged energy and intimacy all its own. Duck Fat Duck Fat serves irresistible fries. Belgian-style, hand-cut Maine potatoes fried in duck fat and served in a cone with a choice of dipping sauces. But why order the fries alone? Go for the poutine. It’s lathed with duck gravy and dabbed with soft, melting cheese curd. This hip little joint serves sandwiches, fries and milkshakes. Everyone seemed really happy to be here. We started lunch with Brussels sprouts fried in duck fat and tossed …