My aunt lives in Fairfield, CT so on the way to Branford, we stopped in nearby Guilford for a Connecticut-style lobster roll (butter and no mayo) at Guilford Lobster Pound. Perfect summer day!
This is what I crave all summer long: a lobster roll from Luke's Lobster. I have cheated on Luke's a few times, but always come back. The East Village is my go-to location, though they now have 4 locations, a food truck AND a new Luke's Lobster in Washington, D.C. that opened in May. There is simply nothing like it! And if you don't like mayo, all the better. There's barely any on it and you can ask for it sans mayo.
I can't believe I only just found Lobster Place in Chelsea Market and on Bleecker Street. Sorry Citarella, but this is where I'll be getting seafood now. They have every type of seafood I could ever want to buy and don't mind me asking about sustainability and where the fish was caught.
I did a questionable thing today...I cheated on Luke's Lobster with Ed's Lobster Bar. But it was all about knowing everything possible about New York City. I had just seen Food Network's "Food Wars," where Michael Symon had declared one of them the best lobster roll in NYC.
The real reason for trying Ed's was a catch-up session with my friend Ashley. We decided that lobster rolls sounded like the perfect summer treat, because it's getting to be VERRRY hot and humid in New York.
The roll was definitely good but to me, there's nothing like Luke's Lobster with its perfect buttery grilled bun, chunks of lobster and JUST A LITTLE BIT of mayo.
On Food Wars, Ed's won. I respectfully disagree, Michael Symon!