Archive for the ‘Lobster Rolls’ Category

Lobsta Love – A Mobile Food Disco

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Location: Harvard Yard, Science Center, and Oxford St. – Cambridge, MA

The Foodie: Recommends

Man I’ve wanted to review a food truck forever. Good food on wheels is to foodies what a mobile disco would be to cokeheads. Party anytime, anywhere.

And what could be better than fresh lobster – the ultimate food drug – served out of something called “Lobsta Love” in crimson land?

The only thing going up my nose at this truck was the wafting scent of lobster chowder and a mini lobster slider packed into a tiny soft brioche bun in the afternoon sun.

The guy in the truck told us these guys are open from something around 10am to 10pm most days of the week – he was new, so don’t quote me…but rest assured I’ll be hitting the ‘yard for more lobster rolls and perhaps some grilled cheese from lobsta love’s rolling nearby compatriot Grilled Cheese Nation.

The beauty about food trucks is the mystique, the “limited time only” mantra that has also made pop-up restos so successful. I see much more in store for the food truck trend, especially with a gourmet touch detailing these vehicles…

B&G Oysters – There Are Lobster Rolls in Heaven

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 

Location: Boston, MA

The Foodie: Recommends

Lord, if I go tomorrow, take me to an immaculate oyster bar in the sky. Let there be good fresh oysters from Wellfleet, Duxbury, Maine, and the West Coast. Let there be a nice selection of white wines that include an amazing Sancerre not to mention some baller beers. Let there be prompt service, friendly smiles, and a classy- upscale-neighborhood-but-not-snobby-and-still-chill vibe.

And upon entering the “pearly” gates into oyster bar heaven, drop this plate in my arms:

The cold Maine lobster roll at B&G is well worth it’s price tag and delivers amazingly succulent lobster meat in a soft bun along with amazing tarragon fries.

It’s as if Jesus hand made it himself.

Here’s praying I make it to the bright side of the afterlife and that they don’t knock me for a diet high in meatfat.

Neptune Oyster – God of the Sea Goes Turf

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Location: Boston, MA

The Foodie: Strongly Recommends

Typically Neptune is known as the God of the sea, but who would have thought he could also wield that trident on land?

Neptune caught me a hell of a burger and spiced it up with three of his most prized fried oysters topped with garlic mayo over relish over melted cheddar over a perfectly-cooked medium rare round of high-quality beef – all sandwiched between a perfect brioche roll.

In case you were wondering, yes it does make the Top 10 Burgers in Boston List.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the fruits de mer for which Neptune is named. And by that I mean the lobster roll and insane selection of fresh oysters of course.

The Maine lobster roll is kingly – starting from the $25 price tag to the generous portion of lobster to the perfectly soft roll. They serve it hot cooked in butter or classically cold in mayo.

Last but not least, oysters are obviously the main event at this place, regardless of what else you order. The whole spot is structured to serve as shellfish foreplay – from the nautical decor to large metal chillers filled with bottles of champagne – it will get you in the mood.

They place a card down on your table before you’ve even ordered drinks with the list of oysters, their homes, and market prices. Wellfleet, Duxbury, Nova Scotia, Rhode Island, and even far-off Washington State are represented. To say that these creatures are served exquisitely fresh and delicious is an understatement.

No other restaurant in the Boston area features oysters this good and this fresh and with such a plentiful selection. And I challenge any place that claims otherwise to an Iron Chef throw-down.

Unfortunately, others have figured out how good this place is. I recommend coming early at 4 or 5pm to beat the crowd (no reservations), or to hit them up on an off night or snowy day.

Earth, Sea, and Seabed – After that first bite you won’t be able to get Neptune out of your head.