Fork in the Road on the Road: The Cape Cod Lobster Roll

Not the best lobster roll ever, but one of many good lobster rolls
Not the best lobster roll ever, but one of many good lobster rolls

One-fourth of Fork in the Road just got back from Cape Cod (where this particular one-fourth grew up). And you know what's great about Cape Cod? The fact that, no matter where you are, you are never far from a decent lobster roll at a decent price. The specimen above was obtained at Seafood Sam's, a local chain with four locations on the Cape. It's the "jumbo" size, easily a half pound of lobster, for $16 (the regular roll was about $11).

It's not that this is a great lobster roll--it's not, the meat is shredded too finely--it's that, up there, middling lobster rolls are so plentiful and good. The meat is sweet and well-seasoned, the proper hot dog bun toasted in butter. A pickle and a cup of coleslaw are nice on the side. Lobster rolls don't have to be fetishized $25 affairs. Sometimes they're just something tasty to pick up for lunch. And that's what's great about Cape Cod. (Besides the fried clams.)


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