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SUmmer Shack

fusilli | Jun 26, 2001 11:16 AM

Jasper White's Summer Shack in Cambridge was really good but heres the lowdown...if youre in boston, cambridge, and the urban core, etc its great if you eant lobster and other seafood. Far better for example than the average to medorcre legal seafood chain. Not worth a trip to if any time soon your're gonna be in cape cod, cape ann, Maine, or eastern Long Island. But it is better fish than most for an urban area.

$21 for a 1 1/4 lb lobster...$26 for 1 1/2 lb.....

$32 for his pan sauteed or whatever lobster..which was useless..

the lobsters were great, perfectly cooked, tender folks in coastal towns with lobstermen would sneer at these prices...but, this is essentially the NYC price for a lobster, pricey, but its in the city so....

Its a huge cavernous place...very sure he's making a lot of money...

The pan roasted lobster, which everyone says is the next step up in lobster is a complete waste of time...pointless AND expensive. It comes in a rich, flavored buttery sauce which doesnt belong anywhere near a lobster. on a piece of swordfish, maybe it would be great, because it was a well prepared tasty sauce. BUT it does absolutely nothing for lobster, and in fact hides the natural sweetnesss of the lobster meat.

The softshell crabs were good, but the cornmeal crust was a little too thick. Corn on the cob, cole slaw, clams, fries...this stuff is all available as are tuna steaks, seared filets, etc.

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