I went to Boston for the first time about 9 years ago. The friend I went with kept raving about something called a lobster roll- which I had never even heard of. She explained it to me and I was like--what is the big deal? Lobster on a hot dog bun? Big frickin deal.
Well, when we hit Beantown the first thing we did was get a lobstah roll and let me tell you something--I had a moment of eureka, a moment of nirvana. It was the most delicious thing I had ever tasted. I have only lived in land locked areas so most "seafood" I ate was frozen. Hell where I am from Red Lobster and catfish are both considered seafood. Really.
We then headed to Quincy Market where I proceeded to eat about 4 lobster rolls. I got one from every vendor we passed. I remember getting so mad at one place because they ONLY served the lobster roll with clam chowdah. Well I do not like clam chowdah, I just wanted the damn roll. I went to bed that night dreaming about lobster rolls.
In Chicago I have not been able to find a place that has fresh, delicious lobster rolls. I am always trying to get my husband to go to Boston for lobster rolls and of course the Louis Boston store- which is my favorite store in all of Boston.
I cannot wait till my next trip to the east coast so I can finally get a good and proper lobster roll!
I love Boston! The history, the people, the ocean, and the food. But not all the Fila jumpsuits. As my friend "J" pointed out to me, Boston is the Fila jumpsuit capital of the world--and I must admit she is right. I can tolerate the jumpsuits though.....weeding through bad fashion is a small price to pay for my beloved Lobster Roll.
(no offense about the fila jumpsuits, but myfriend "J", who is from Boston says this all the time and it cracks me up!)