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Lobster Roll

Jayme_VonCupcake Oct 16, 2012 08:47 AM

Lately, all I can think about are delicious, butter, aioli filled lobster rolls. Visiting next week, anyone have any recommendations?

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    hazelhurst RE: Jayme_VonCupcake Oct 16, 2012 08:58 AM

    Just speaking for myself I do not think of New Orleans as a lobster town.

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      Jayme_VonCupcake RE: hazelhurst Oct 16, 2012 09:17 AM

      You're right. I probably should have said that I'm not expecting a Maine Lobster Roll or anything. I just know from my expirence in New Orleans that as wonderf as the sea food is, it has to be better than what I can get in Dallas.

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        Hungry Celeste RE: Jayme_VonCupcake Oct 16, 2012 09:30 AM

        Yes, our seafood is wonderful. But the lobster roll is a northeastern specialty. Why not have a fried oyster or shrimp poboy, or any of the zillion local seafood specialties? It's a bit like traveling to Des Moines and expecting to get a great fish taco.

        Incidentally, Cowbell on Oak St has excellent fish tacos.

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          Jayme_VonCupcake RE: Hungry Celeste Oct 16, 2012 09:44 AM

          I will have plenty of the things the city is known for. I'm there several times a year and have no problem filling up on the things I can't get elsewhere. Not expecting New Orleans to be a lobster roll town, just figured there had to be a good one somewhere.

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            Gizmo56 RE: Jayme_VonCupcake Oct 16, 2012 09:52 AM

            Adjust your craving somewhat and try the lobster dumplings at GW Fins...


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              Jayme_VonCupcake RE: Gizmo56 Oct 16, 2012 11:11 AM

              That sounds like a fantastic idea.

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            Tonto RE: Hungry Celeste Oct 20, 2012 06:49 PM

            Chef Duke, from Cafe Giovanni made shrimp remoulade rolls for the seafood fest. Can't get any better than that.

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            collardman RE: Jayme_VonCupcake Oct 16, 2012 01:45 PM

            Two weeks ago I had a great lobster roll at Sarah's by the bridge in Wiscasset ME. Warm and snug on a rainy cold day. Meanwhile, there was a line of tourists standing in the cold rain at Red's across the street.

            Reminded me of the Acme/Felix choice in New Orleans.

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              shanefink RE: collardman Oct 16, 2012 04:47 PM

              Lobster Roll at Neptune Oysters was the best thing we ate in Boston. I can’t think of anywhere in NOLA you can get anything like that.

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                montuori RE: collardman Oct 16, 2012 06:05 PM

                Nice. in '11 I was on a sidecar rally to Red's. We got there 10 minutes after they opened and opted for Sarah's after seeing the line stretching around the block. Link to picture below, just so collardman can relive the buttery love.

                Anyway, with chix running $13/lb. in NOLA and $4 in NH, I'm not surprised that the places I see lobster anything on the menu here are all high end. My suspicion is that someone's doing a lobster roll but it's probably all tarted up with goat cheese and cilantro on homemade brioche. The thing to do might be to order in; if you're looking for a recommendation, Defiant Lobster is fabulous and ships: http://defiantlobster.com/.


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            ilikeNOLA RE: Jayme_VonCupcake Oct 16, 2012 05:58 PM

            Drago's is supposed to have good live lobsters. During the Coolinary Menu we went to The Bombay Club on a Thursday and had the lobster dinner for $25. That was the best lobster I have ever had, including the ones when I was stationed in CT.

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              MariaFeliz RE: ilikeNOLA Oct 19, 2012 08:16 AM

              Not a lobster roll, but El Gato Negro had a pretty good lobster taco.

              81 French Market Place


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                sanglier RE: MariaFeliz Oct 19, 2012 07:46 PM

                I join the chorus of my fellow N.O. 'Hounders. Just had my lobster roll fix in Boston, no reason to try to have one here, apples and oranges. Dive into our myriad takes on oysters, shrimp and crab, dear visitor.

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              kibbles RE: Jayme_VonCupcake Oct 22, 2012 11:53 AM

              yeah hate to say it but ive also never seen a lobster roll in town.

              but...good lobster dishes can be had. as mentioned the lobster dumplings at GW's are good, but the "New Orleans Barbeque Lobster" at MiLa is absolutely excellent. giant buttery lobster goodness on toasted baguette....thats kind of like a lobster roll!

              their sweetbreads app is also one of my favorites anywhere.


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                Jayme_VonCupcake RE: kibbles Oct 22, 2012 12:35 PM

                I had the barbecued lobster last time I was in town, I agree it is amazing!

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