Friendly Fisherman Lobster Roll-Noticeably Smaller???
I got my first Lobster Roll of the season at the Friendly Fisherman in Eastham today, a Chowhound favorite for lobster rolls. This was most definitely not the same bohemeth (sp??) I had last year. There was noticeably less meat and even the roll seemed smaller. I still love their mayo to meat ratio though and the meat was tasty and sweet but a remarkably smaller quantity. I'm anxious to hear from other CHounders as the season goes on. Maybe I just got a small one or maybe i'm romanticizing last year's model. I had never been to the FF (even though i'd driven by a bobzillion times) and went on everyone's reco that it was one of the best rolls on the Outer Cape and it was! Today's was so underwhelming--even the roll was not as toasty and buttery as last years. I was so disappointed.
A disturbing thought! They are definitely our "go to" place. Theirs is a pretty good size, to be sure, but is not monstrous. Maybe overhyped in your own mind, as you suggested? I have found their fried seafood occasionally needing salt. Maybe an off day in the early season? BTW, what is the $ this season?
re: Science Chick
It seems like a hullabaloo for a lobster sandwich. May I offer a tasty lobster salad sandwich. Purchase a 2 pound live lobster, it will prob. cost about $14-15 dollars. Then get about 1 gallon of sea water from any beach thats clean. Boil the lobster in the sea water, cool it, break the meat from the shell you should get about 1 1/2 cups of meat unless you start to pick at it. Dice it up, Add a little mayo and celery then toast a hot dog roll nice and crisp. A bit of lettuce and have at it. For 2 people the cost with the bread would stand you about $8.00 each Whats the cost price on lobster rolls now . DO it once and you will never buy one out in a restaurant.