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March 11, 2009

Hello, Boston...

Lobster Roll Dominic Armato

...good to see you again! Looks as though we might be getting better acquainted.

More soon...

Comments

As a proud Bostonian, I am very curious as to what this teaser is about. And if you are in Boston, I beg you, seriously BEG YOU to visit Hungry Mother in Cambridge. It's magnificent food, a southern/french cuisine fusion. Just fantastic food in a just fantastic setting. Oh, there are a host of other places as well, and you don't have to order cliched seafood to get a real taste of the restaurant scene in Boston. It's a beautiful thing. A beautiful thing. Because I hate goddamn sea food and want it to die. Horribly. In a fire. Yes.

I have to be the only person in the world who cheers while watching Deadlyist Catch...

I apparently has the dumb and no can brain. You have a child and are expecting a second? I had no idea. My congratulations. How much of which?

What are those green things on your lobstah roll? Chives are a fancier garnish than we're used to!

"As a proud Bostonian, I am very curious as to what this teaser is about."

I'll let you know as soon as I do :-)

"Oh, there are a host of other places as well, and you don't have to order cliched seafood to get a real taste of the restaurant scene in Boston."

Oh, undoubtedly. But pregnancy dietary quirkiness has caused my ladylove to eschew seafood for quite some time now. If I'm sneaking out late at night in Boston, I'm getting my fix, damnit.

"How much of which?"

One girl. Name TBD. And thanks :-)

"What are those green things on your lobstah roll? Chives are a fancier garnish than we're used to!"

Chives, indeed, which I understand to be non-canonical, and downright offensive to purists. Which makes me wonder how you'd feel about the accompanying bread and butter pickles :-) I found them to be a nice touch, but then this was my first lobster roll ever. Hopefully I haven't already made an enemy of the city of Boston. But if I have, I blame the chef over at B&G Oysters.

yesterday I was reading your post on the restaurant in Ohio and I thought to myself "damn that place sounds great I wish Dom would come to Boston and find some really amazing place I had never heard of" and now you are! awesome. Congrats on the new kid.

As much as I like Lobster Rolls, I don't really think "Boston" when I think of them. I think of Maine, where little red shacks selling street food of Lobster Rolls are everywhere. When I think of Boston, I think of a high-end idea of a Lobster Roll with an corresponding price point. And, needless to say, not as good as the original.

Wow, that looks good...and I just found out today I will likely be in Boston for a day or two in May. Great timing.

I'm with Anon Man. Eating a lobster roll in Boston is sort of like eating a Philly Cheesesteak in Pittsburgh. You can get something that resembles the original, and that tastes damned good, but it's not the same at all. Small shacks by the side of the road in Maine are the proper habitat of lobster rolls. Just like small shacks by the side of the road on way south out of Boston header for the Cape are the proper habitat of fried clams.

On the other hand, for a Boston version of the real thing, that one looks pretty darned good.

Yeah, I realize this is really a Maine thing, but I've never had one and I figured this was as close as I was going to get to Maine for the foreseeable future. The place I had scoped out for fried clams (Moulton's) closed too early for me to get there :-(

If you're in Boston when it's not too cold out, you have to get a hot dog with everything at Famous Speed's Hot Dog Wagon in Roxbury. (He's only open seasonally, but usually once it warms up in March, he's out there.)

Been lurking for a while, looking forward to reading your Boston posts.

Also, I think you'd really like Toro, a tapas place in the south end, with a new chef who does really great things with varietal cuts of meat. Their pork belly dish and tripe dish, in particular, are standouts.

Having lived in Boston for two years, the only memorable food place I really enjoyed is Mike's Pastry in the North End, on Hanover street.

Some people prefer Modern Pastry, but Mike's has great cannolis.

Todd English's Olives was great. But otherwise, in my eight months in New York City, I've had many, many more rewarding culinary experiences than I've had in my two years in Boston.

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