Beach House Spectacular: Maine-ly Lobster
Lobster Roll round-up! Before we go any further, we'd like to state for the record that we like our lobster roll cold and with mayo. Want to have it with warm butter? That's for when you do the work yourself and eat the lobster with your hands. Feel free to comment to the contrary, but it will be very difficult to disabuse us of this notion.
Nonetheless, the New York Times Escapes section has seen it fit to go up the coast of Maine in search of lobster roll goodness. In addition to the never-ending debate over how it should be served, they manage to find some interesting spots.
One of note was Red's Eats, in Wiscasset. Open since 1938, they serve the roll with mayo and warm butter on the side, allowing diners to pick their poison. It sounds tasty, even if they are sidestepping the issue. Another tasty locale is Shaw's, in New Harbor, near Darmiscotta. It's far larger than the average clam shack, with a huge (buggy) outdoor deck, but it's still one of the prettiest places to sample a lobster roll in Maine. And they serve it with mayo--the right way.
[Image via Sophie's Mind/Flickr]
· On a Roll, for Lobster [NYT]
· Maine Beach Houses [Jaunted]