Welcome to Tuesday Toasts, our new weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team’s favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and places that are near and dear to our hearts. Will the team have wildly diverging opinions or do great minds think alike? There’s only one way to find out. To kick off this column toasting our favorite things, a hotly debated sandwich that’s just about back in season: Our Favorite Lobster Rolls.
“Buy an already boiled medium lobster at the farmers’ market or fish market of your choice, a brioche roll at Amy’s Bread, a jar of mayo, and a head of celery. Chop everything up and make your own. Much tastier and fresher than any restaurant’s, and makes the meal a celebration. Wait, is this a cop-out?” –Robert Sietsema
“The late, great Dr. Claw. Everything about it was perfect, and I loved how buttery the bun was.” –Rebecca Marx
“Red Hook Lobster Pound is a go-to on Saturdays at the Flea. I live around the corner so it’s hard to avoid/resist.” –Chantal Martineau
“The Pearl Oyster Bar. It’s expensive, sure, but I love a super-mayonnaisey lobster roll. And it’s impossible to pass up shoestring fries with malt vinegar.” –Lauren Shockey
“Confession — since moving to the city, I’ve only had the roll from Red Hook Lobster Pound’s booth at Choice Eats. But it was darned tasty, nonetheless!” –Victoria Bekiempis