by Steven Doyle
As we continue to celebrate National Lobster Day, and I believe this happens a few times a year to our joy, our sites were set on one of the best bargains to reach our belly in years. A five dollar lobster roll, and a pretty good one at that. East Hampton Sandwich Company is celebrating in high fashion at all their locations so make plans for several meals today. Continue reading
For ten years, Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill has been one of the region’s top destinations for fresh fish and seafood. However, when the restaurant first started as a fish market with a counter-service restaurant, it was their authentic lobster rolls and New England clam chowder that put them on the map. In celebration of those favorites, Sea Breeze is excited to expand to open Sea Breeze Lobsta & Chowda House in the new Legacy Food Hall in Plano, slated to open late in 2017 in Plano’s Legacy West development. Continue reading
by Rhonda Dutton
I have seen six of Wes Anderson’s eight films, so I would say that I’m a fan (and now need to go back and see the remaining two). Therefore, I was so very open to The Theodore’s magic little world in NorthPark Center. Gifted to us by the same cast of characters who brought us Smoke, Bolsa and Bolsa Mercado, Chicken Scratch, The Foundry, and Bar Belmont, The Theodore transports you from modern luxury shopping to a charming world in Wes Anderson’s mind that is also inhabited by Teddy Roosevelt.
This theme is consistently delivered everywhere, even on the menu which feels like it could have been torn from TR’s personal diary. Continue reading
Lobster Rolls are a source of great local pride for many New Englanders. And when Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill opened nearly ten years ago, it was their Maine-inspired New England Lobster Roll that helped put the location on the culinary map in North Texas. Continue reading
by Judy Chamberlain
A heap of Maine lobster on a buttery bun with a side of Caesar salad rocks any time of year, and nobody does it better than seafood guru Jon Alexis at TJ’s Seafood Market. This is the petite size. I add mayo, which Jon says is not the way the original Connecticut lobster roll was made when it was invented near the turn of the last century.
By the time I was growing up in the Nutmeg State, the cold version with mayo and celery had become more popular than the original. Thanks to Jon, I am able to pass along to you the real story. Who else tells you these things?
by Steven Doyle
I just came across this story on America Public Media’s food blog called The Splendid Table where they interview a man named Ben Sargent who ran a double underground lobster roll business. This is the stuff Seinfeld would have loved. After running two failed restaurants Sargent wet underground selling his now famous lobster rolls out of his basement. After the Fire Marshall busted him for his over-the-top propane usage Sargent took to the streets where he would get odd phone calls to sell his rolls in these clandestine locations. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
I know we recently chatted up the lunch service at Spoon Bar and Kitchen, but after a visit this afternoon just before the rains drifted in and out of the area I relished with a few friends at the beautiful little restaurant in Preston Center.
There were a few items I needed to taste, and one I wolf a full portion. The last time I was in was for a media tasting and one of my table mates ordered the ramen, so I went in a different direction. As we discussed at our table today, there can be no wrong orders since everything is perfectly delicious. But I wanted a whole bowl of that ramen. Continue reading