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National Lobster Day

Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 06:06 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Today celebrates one of the ocean’s most divine delicacies in all its glory. I honestly have no idea why this freakish sea-dwelling creature tastes so darn decadent, but I am a bonafide lobstah lovah and enjoy everything about eating this succulent crustacean—the texture, flavor, meatiness, saltiness, cracking the claws, dipping them in drawn butter…mmm mmm mmm.

My wallet would take a serious beating if I ate lobster as often as I craved it, but I make sure to indulge whenever the occasion calls for it. Two weeks ago, friends of mine got married in Martha’s Vineyard and I made it a point to treat myself to lobster (in any form) at least a couple times everyday, while in New England. I mean, when in Rome, right? The island offered an incredible selection of lobster-rich cuisine—lobster rolls, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, lobster Reuben sandwiches, lobster quesadillas, lobster Benedict, lobster chowda…the list goes on. That weekend, I ate by far the most lobster I’ve ever had in my life, confirming the fact that it’s just not possible for me to ever get lobstered-out.

While New England certainly does lobster proud, you don’t have to travel there to enjoy it. Some of the best lobster I’ve ever had has been from restaurants right here in the Big Apple. Here’s some of the top lobster-loving spots in NYC that serve up a seriously fresh catch:

  • Ed’s Lobster Bar
  • Mary’s Fish Camp
  • Pearl Oyster Bar
  • Ditch Plains
  • Luke’s Lobster*
  • To celebrate National Lobster Day, do yourself a favor and get crackin’!

    *This UES newcomer is getting a lot of hype lately and just won the the NYC Lobster Claw-Off on June 8th. While I haven’t gotten to Luke’s just yet, I have it on the calendar to go with my lobster-crazed partners in crime from the Vineyard one night soon. I have heard only amazing things about the seafood selection and their now infamous Lobster Roll—generous in size, light on the mayo, and reasonable at only $14.

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