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If You Wanna Be My Lobster

We all have our little litmus tests, ya know, to see if someone is worth the time and effort.   And mine just happens to be a family tradition.  You want to date one of us?  It’s rather simple.  To be my lobster, you have to eat a lobster.  And not just eat it, I mean really eat it.  If you can’t destroy a lobster, the future our relationship is questionable.  Is this shallow? No, it’s actually the opposite.  Eating lobster is about three things that are anything but shallow…hard work, pride and happiness.

Eating a lobster is totally hard work.  Sure, you can order a lobster out of the shell, but that’s just lazy.  The real way to eat a lobster is to have it served as its cooked and crack that shell one claw at a time.  Eating a lobster is seriously messy, if you eat it correctly.  And you have to be confident to get food all over your face when you eat.  Now, that’s the kind of pride I’m talking about.  And obviously this leads to happiness because delicious is a synonym for happy, or at least it is in my dictionary.

So where’s my favorite place to eat a lobster?  If you thought I was going to say Centro Vasco, think again.  I have another place up my sleeve that isn’t totally obvious.  Malaga is a small Spanish restaurant on the Upper East Side with great lobster and an unassuming atmosphere.  You know this is a place you can get a little messy.  Whether it’s broiled or steamed, this lobster is out of this world! Or should I say lobsters. Why order one when you can order two? That’s right, this Bite-Sized Blonde orders two lobsters, 1 ¼ pounds each, and I eat each and every morsel.  The lobster is always perfectly cooked, resulting in sweet and succulent meat.  Now that’s what I’m talking about it.

The lobster also comes with a salad covered in homemade house dressing, critical to the Malaga experience.  And you can’t forget the sides.  My choice, of course, is the homemade potato chips and broccoli in garlic.  Seriously yummy accessories to a great meal.

Speaking of accessories, lobster and sangria go hand in hand.  I mean, is there even another beverage option when it comes to eating lobster other than sangria? I don’t think so.  Malaga makes sweet sangria.  They also have live music on Sundays from 6:30 – 9:30.  Does it really get any better than this?

406 East 73 Street (1st Ave)
New York, NY

Some Like It Hot

Happy Belated Memorial Day!! Memorial Day signifies a couple things….the most important being the unofficial start to summer.  Did you think I was going to say that I can finally wear my white pants again? Come on now…I was only half thinking it.  I feel like I have been waiting for Memorial Day since Labor Day last year, which is totally appropriate for this summer-minded Foodie.

I spent the weekend in the Hamptons doing what I do best, eating of course. While I’m a girl who prefers the comforts of driving, I opted for the train this weekend to avoid traffic.  The train actually proved to be quite rewarding; I was able to catch up on a lot of recipe research!

I’ll admit, I didn’t do much cooking this weekend, but I did a whole lot of eating.  If summer had a mascot, and that mascot was food, it would totally be a lobster roll.  So, guess what I ate this weekend…a lobster roll from where else but The Lobster Roll in Amagansett.  Their claim to fame is that they invented the lobster roll that we all know and love today.  I don’t know if it’s factual, but it’s pretty delicious.

The Lobster Roll is a glorified seafood shack on Montauk Highway.   They offer several lobster rolls, including the cold version you are all familiar with, and a hot version.  Well this Bite-Sized Blonde likes her food like she likes her men, HOT.  The hot lobster roll starts with a warm bun, toasted to perfection.  It’s then topped with succulent lobster meat that is tossed in a warm butter sauce that has you forgetting how to spell mayonnaise.   The bun gets a little soggy from all the butter, so to maintain that all-important crunch, I topped the lobster roll with sweet and crunchy cole slaw.  Mmm mmmm mmmm.

We also ordered popcorn shrimp and clam strips for the table. But quite honestly, I was disappointed in both.  The shrimp weren’t deveined, and that’s not even the worse offense.  Both the shrimp and clams were covered in so much batter; the taste of the seafood was lost.  The service was better than average though, especially for a holiday weekend.  So, a thumbs up to TLR.

If you are out east, and craving a lobster roll, you now know where to go….

The Lobster Roll
1980 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY