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Boston's "Bigger and Better" Lobster Roll

Gio Jul 5, 2013 12:26 PM

Pauli’s North End on Salem Street thinks they have something to shout about:


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    Jenny Ondioline Jul 8, 2013 01:14 PM

    Aww. Poor lil Neptune Oyster's all upset because somebody else is getting some attention!


    At least now we know why Neptune has such a reputation for surliness -- it appears to start at the top!

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    1. re: Jenny Ondioline
      treb Jul 8, 2013 01:44 PM

      Looks like he got his panties in a bunch! So now he comes out with a sizzling $162.00 deal, right! Like PT said, 'there's a sucker born every minute'.

      1. re: Jenny Ondioline
        MC Slim JB Jul 8, 2013 03:27 PM

        To be fair, Serpa is Neptune's exec chef, not its famously surly owner. And when he reacts with a sniff to this dumb food stunt, and suggests a lot of the North End is neither creative nor original, I have to agree with him.


        1. re: MC Slim JB
          Carty Jul 8, 2013 06:42 PM

          Strikes me as in poor taste Mc S. Let him talk publicly about what he does well, I'm not really interested in his stereotypes of an entire neighborhood. I really dislike the 'tude at Neptune, good for them they do so well without me.

          1. re: MC Slim JB
            mkfisher Jul 9, 2013 05:34 AM

            If you read his comments on Twitter, I think he maybe realized he went a tad too far (even if he was correct). I'm guessing that played a part in him then praising Taranta, Volle Nolle, Prezza etc.

            1. re: mkfisher
              Gabatta Jul 9, 2013 06:23 AM

              Pretty transparent. What an a-hole.

        2. L2k Jul 6, 2013 01:11 PM

          All I had to read is: "is made with a whopping 24oz. (1 ½lbs) of prime knuckle and claw meat, which arrives fresh daily from Globe Fish Co. at Marine Industrial Park."

          I much prefer my lobster roll to include tail meat, and to have my purveyor cook and pick the meat themselves. Which is why we're going to Belle Isle tonight.

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          1. re: L2k
            Veggo Jul 8, 2013 01:17 PM

            Knuckle meat is the best, but there isn't much of it.

          2. MC Slim JB Jul 5, 2013 10:09 PM

            Ugh: a dumb stunt. Anybody been to Pauli's otherwise?


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            1. re: MC Slim JB
              ebone Jul 8, 2013 07:52 AM

              I've grabbed a wrap to go on a couple occasions for a quick dinner. The one with chicken, fresh mozz, pesto, etc. was good. From that perspective it seems a solid quick option if in the neighborhood.

              1. re: MC Slim JB
                total13 Jul 10, 2013 06:24 AM

                I had a great breakfast sandwich from them. Two eggs which I wasn't expecting, would have left off the bacon had I known. I think they probably do most of the basic things pretty well.

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                cambridgedoctpr Jul 5, 2013 02:41 PM

                more than i would want to eat no matter how good it is.

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                1. re: cambridgedoctpr
                  hargau Jul 5, 2013 03:43 PM

                  Yea but 2 people splitting that at $25 each seems/looks like a munch better roll than many people constantly praise on this site. Clicking on the large photo, it looks great to me!

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                    Gio Jul 5, 2013 05:16 PM

                    I was thinking that splitting would be the way to go. That's as far as I could go, if that, before I'd pass out.

                    1. re: Gio
                      treb Jul 6, 2013 05:10 AM

                      Go to Bele Isle get 2 lobster rolls and have enough change, compared to 49.95, to buy a six pack before heading to the park in Winthrop to enjoy the food and view.

                      1. re: treb
                        Gio Jul 6, 2013 09:38 AM

                        As it happens, today on the BI web site:
                        1 "lobster meat" roll = $20.90 x 2= $41.80
                        1 "lobster tail" roll = $28.90 x 2 = 57.80

                        Good idea, though!

                        1. re: Gio
                          hargau Jul 6, 2013 10:30 AM

                          Well i found reference from the globe that said belle isle's roll had 7.7 oz.(which is quite generous.. so $41.80 for 15oz or $49.99 for 24oz in the other roll.

                          Neptune was listed as 4.2oz
                          and B&G as 6.6

                          1. re: hargau
                            MC Slim JB Jul 6, 2013 11:10 AM

                            Been a while, but my memory of the B&G roll is that it was tiny compared to Neptune's.


                            1. re: MC Slim JB
                              Spike Jul 8, 2013 07:33 AM

                              Ditto this...B&G used to have a regular size lobster roll, but last time we went, it was smaller than Neptune's.

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