gourmet lobster roll delivery!

When you can’t get to the lobster roll, sometimes the lobster roll has got to come to you. In this case it was J’s birthday and we had a lot of work to do. But what better way to celebrate while test shooting our way through lunch than by working our way through two succulent, sweet and delicious lobster rolls, delivered with care and all the trimmings from our friends at BLT Fish around the corner on 17th Street? None we can think of – except getting interviewed about it all by Joanna Hawley (aka the Lunch Lady) at the wonderful blog Oh, Joy Eats!

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Lobster trucks hit Manhattan!

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Luke’s Lobster Truck and Red Hook Lobster Truck are now here and we are absolutely bursting with excitement to try them!

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Culinary trip to the North Fork

photos: m&j

A recent weekend trip to the northern tip of Long Island revealed the most delightful assortment of culinary treasures – An artistically (and humorously) decorated lunch truck in the parking lot of an upscale  organic eatery in Southold that offers take away gourmet lunch fare at its finest and a bakery in Greenport specializing in stunning and super tasty cookies, and other assorted baked goods, beautifully wrapped gourmet chocolates as well as amazingly artful fashion-design-inspired custom cakes …

The North Fork Table & Inn – a high end eatery started by some former Gramercy Tavern folks worthy of a long drive for a more formal evening or celebration worth savoring!

The Lunch Truck (in the back parking lot of The Inn) – with the same chefs as the North Fork Table & Inn, this quirky lunch truck is the best deal for high end take-away for miles. We recommend the lobster roll, of course!

Sacred Sweets – started by two ladies who are also best friends who gave up their old careers for the dream of making edible art together in this lovely seaside community.  Not only are their creations unbelievably beautiful, but the flavors at Sacred Sweets are extremely gourmet and original, as well  – with the likes of cardamom, merlot, black peppercorn cherry and vanilla ginger topping the list of our absolute favorites.

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Mary’s Fish Camp

photos1&2: Scott Gordon Bleicher  photo3: m&j

Everything here is delicious, but there is no better order than the original and ultimately classic lobster roll with giant chunks of super fresh lobster meat, a delicate sprinkling of fresh chives and traditional buttery toasted white bread bun. Other standouts: lobster pot pie, lobster knuckles, fish tacos, whole fish and salad specials, Island Creek oysters when available, key lime pie and outrageously perfect seasonal ice cream sundae (peppermint stick in winter and classic hot fudge in summer). Always worth the long wait- Mary’s Fish Camp does not take reservations, so we recommend arriving for dinner before they open at 6:00pm and cueing up in the line on Charles Street. Best seats in the house are at the near end of the counter with a perfect view into the well-oiled machine of a kitchen – Mary runs an impressively tight little ship!

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