Sunday, November 22, 2009

Luke's Lobster

I tried Luke's Lobster for the first time tonight. I've been hearing lots of good press about it so was pretty excited to check it out. I ordered a Schooner meal with a lobster roll which came with a bag of chips, a pickle, and a bottle of Maine soda pop. They also offered a crab roll, shrimp roll, empress claws and chowder. It came out in a timely manner in a cute red and white cardboard lunch box. I have to say I was a bit disappointed by the size of the roll. Yes, there was a lot of lobster meat in the roll, but it was the size of a large chocolate eclair. There was no lettuce or garnish to distract....just lobster meat, a light touch of mayo and the bread. I savored every bite, followed with a swig of the blueberry soda. Something about the combination of lobster and blueberry is just ridiculously amazing. I ate as slowly as possible, but before I knew it, every last bit of juicy succulent lobster was gone....and my chip bag was empty. Sadness followed. I suppose the size of the meal is appropriate given all the calories it contained and I wasn't hungry after I finished it......but if there was another roll or two, I certainly would have devoured it all. continues my lifelong struggle between my love for food and the desire to be healthy and maintain my weight.

Luke's gets my vote of approval. Check it out sometime....but have a snack before!

Restaurants mentioned:
Luke's Lobster
93 E. 7th St.
New York, NY 10009

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