What I Did For Summer Vacay: Maine Lobster
In honor of back-to-school time, I’m going to share several pieces for my “What I Did Over Summer Vacation” homework assignment. This Summer, I visited Maine and New York City. It was my first time in Maine so I’m posting about that first. Chapter 1: Maine Lobster.
After trying the lobster rolls in Maine, I’d suggest they change their welcome sign:
Welcome To Maine – The Way Lobster Rolls Should Be
When visiting a new city, I try to get advice from locals about the restaurants they love because Bourdain says to. Upon strong recommendations, Muscongus Bay Lobster Company it was. Muscongus is a family owned restaurant in Round Pond, a village an hour north of Portland. Besides praise from locals, Maine Eater named it one of the 15 Essential Maine Lobster Rolls.
Being out near the water on a perfectly sunny day may have influenced my take on the place, partially because I’m no lobster connoisseur. Living in LA means limited opportunities to indulge in the critters; I dig into them once a year when I can get a free 3-pound lobster at The Palm. Still, Muscongus’ lobster roll was “rad” (quoting the millennials – I think).
CAUTION: They’re only open Mother’s Day through Columbus Day weekend so you better get there before October 12th or you’re gonna have to wait ’til next May. It could be a long winter.