Last night marked Tasting Table's Annual Lobster Roll Rumble, with seafood restaurants and clam shacks from New York and all over the country selected by the Tasting Table crew to face off in a battle of knuckle, claw, and tail. Some contenders kept it simple, with a drizzle of drawn butter and a dusting of chives, while others went all-out in rethinking the lobster roll—lobster mac and cheese with lobster roe, anyone?
'Tasting Table' on Serious Eats
Gelato or ice cream? Lean or fatty brisket? East coast or west coast oysters? These were the big questions that TastingTable asked us at their Food Fight event last night. Inside the Powerhouse Arena in Dumbo, we nibbled and voted on the best bites in ten different categories.
Anyone who has opinions about lobster rolls likely has passionate opinions about lobster rolls. Last night we attended Tasting Table's Lobster Roll Rumble event in Manhattan, where 18 different rolls from across the country went head to head (claw to claw?) for the title of best. They all followed the same formula of lobster plus roll, but went about it many different ways. Check out all 18 entries in the Rumble.