The lobster roll is a luscious concoction that is absolutely Worth It, say all Chowhounds who have ever lived. Proper lobster rolls are made from good-quality, live lobsters that have been personally dispatched by the chef and used immediately, says rworange. A top-loading New England hot dog bun is essential. Even the most artisanal California bread roll will not do.

Lobster roll aficionados divide into the butter camp and the mayo camp. In either case, excellent quality is essential. Don’t be tempted to do anything to the plain mayonnaise or butter. You thereby flirt with destruction.

“It is sort of like the food at Chez Panisse,” says rworange. “The lobster roll isn’t complicated, but the execution (no pun intended) and quality must be stellar.”

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