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Lobster Roll at...wait for it...Renaissance Faire in Irwindale

jesstifer | May 12, 2014 02:41 PM

I kid you not. The past couple of years the Ren Faire has been importing various food truck and catering booths to compete with turkey legs, steak-on-a-stake, and baked potatoes. There's now a very good El Cholo stand, a fusion-y Italian truck (chicken in a pesto chile verde sauce and parmesan cheese on a roll), etc.

I went to accompany my Better Palate who likes to visit once a year, and we stumbled on a booth called "Thomas Towers." First thing on their chalk menuboard was "Lobster Roll." It was unbelievably delicious. I've had rolls in New England, and this was better than any I had there; better than the Lobsta Truck, better than Connie and Ted's.

They only have a butter option, no mayo. The roll is perfectly toasted on the bottom, and buttered. The lobster is warm and absurdly flavorful and tender. It's garnished with a few leaves of arugula.

I asked around and apparently the secret is that the lobster is...wait for it again...cooked in butter.

It's slightly smaller than Lobsta Truck's, bigger than Hungry Cat's thing (which is NOT a lobster roll). At $14, I thought it was perfectly fair.

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