As of a lover of New England food with family from the region, nothing makes me happier than a bounty of Lobster trucks roamin' across SoCal.
Last weekend Roger's Gardens hosted the Cousins Maine Lobster Truck. (I've tried the Lobsta Truck before, and was curious to see what its competition was all about.) Real cousins, Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis, hail from Portland, Maine. Reportedly, they spent each family celebration with a pot of steamed red Lobsters and a Blueberry Pie (insert picture of paradise here). In 2012, they launched their first truck, serving sustainably harvested lobsters fresh from Maine’s icy cold waters.
How could anyone pass that up on such a hot & humid 95 degree day? Plus, I couldn't say no to my Rhode Islander mother who was just DYING for a "lobstah roll".
- bountiful in size, overflowing with Lobster, cool 'n creamy Chilled Maine Lobster Roll with Mayo on a New England Style Split Toasted Bun $12.75
- delicate, brings out the fluffiness in the bun and let's the sweet Lobster shine, Warmed Connecticut Lobster Roll with Butter & Lemon on a New England Style Split Toasted Bun $12.75
- crisp, salty, perfect rounds, minus the sand from the beach of my childhood summers, Cape Cod Chips $2 (not pictured)
Which Lobster Roll was better? That's like asking Sophie's Choice. Bring a friend, or a big appetite and get both. (My mother swears by the Warm butter roll though.)
Compared to the Lobsta Truck, Cousins Maine has a bigger roll, more lobster chunks & impressive whole claws, and a ton more on the menu like Lobster Tails, Tacos, and Shrimp Rolls.
They've also got a storefront in Pasadena. For now, I'll be patiently awaiting their next visit to the OC at Rogers Gardens Saturday, September 28th.