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2017/05/13 18:12:15 (permalink)

Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up!

The World has discovered Maine Lobster!
The Middle Class around the world is growing and they have disposable income to afford things they never dreamed of before---Like Maine Lobster! " />" />" />" />
The world is now their Oyster--'er Lobster!
http://bangordailynews.com/2017/05/08/business/get-used-to-paying-20-plus-for-a-lobster-roll/
Fact- 95% of the worlds consumers live OUTSIDE the United States.
Fact- The Middle Class Worldwide is growing at a tremendous rate and have disposable income.
Fact- The World loves American products.
The key to creating jobs is to create American products and services the world wants. Today it's Lobsters, tomorrow, who knows!
Would our Resident Economics Professor care to conduct a class on Supply & Demand?
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Our own Michael Stern is quoted in this article:
http://bangordailynews.com/2016/06/28/living/food/what-makes-a-really-good-maine-lobster-roll-experts-crack-the-code/?ref=relatedBox
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/13 21:06:05 (permalink)
My favorite (Connecticut style) lobsta roll in Dallas is now $25.00 with one side. Last year, the same lobsta roll with one side was $18.00.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/13 22:02:15 (permalink)
I am SOOOO.... a cheapskate. If I ever was to think of shelling out anything like that price for a sandwich, I would want one of you good people standing at my shoulder to assure me that it was the real thing and that it is as good as it gets. 'Course that doesn't stop me from drooling over y'all's anecdotes and photos and putting out 'yummy' emoticons. Have fun and think fond thoughts of me while you eat it.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 08:51:48 (permalink)
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I am SOOOO.... a cheapskate. If I ever was to think of shelling out anything like that price for a sandwich, I would want one of you good people standing at my shoulder to assure me that it was the real thing and that it is as good as it gets. 'Course that doesn't stop me from drooling over y'all's anecdotes and photos and putting out 'yummy' emoticons. Have fun and think fond thoughts of me while you eat it.




I'm with you, but since those places are not conveniently close eating one is not going to happen.     ... Now, I have used the Lobster Roll recipe to make a roll at home. Only I used crawfish instead of lobster.     .... MMMMMM GOOD ...
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 10:05:22 (permalink)
I'm yet to have my first lobster roll, or fried clams for the season. When I do, I know that it will be expensive, but worth the cost.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 10:35:34 (permalink)
Good food is not cheap....cheap food is not good. I'll make my own, as i was taught at 5 by Grammie.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 10:45:12 (permalink)
Very happy to see a rebound in lobster prices.  Like anyone else, I do appreciate a cheap lobster, but the LobsterMen/Women have really been taking it on the chin for a while now, threatening not only a business, but a way of life.
 
While the crowded shacks who buy processed meat will probably see the biggest increases, the small out of the way places will probably have a more stabilized price.  Such as Westfair, where the lobster comes out of the tank after you place your order.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 11:24:35 (permalink)
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Good food is not cheap....cheap food is not good. I'll make my own, as i was taught at 5 by Grammie.


I agree that 'cheap' food is not good. However, inexpensive food can be very good indeed and expensive food can be awful. I would probably prefer to make an expensive dish myself, as you would a lobster roll, unless I know that a restaurant item is very good indeed.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 12:07:27 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2017/05/14 12:47:47
What's the big deal about making a lobster roll? Sheesh! Take one lobster, steam it, pick the meat, toss the picked meat into some warm clarified butter, and then put as much of the meat as will fit into a hot dog bun that has been toasted in butter on a flattop or a skillet. Now here's the tricky part. Eat it. If you prefer one of those lobster salad rolls I can't help you. I think there's some mayonnaise involved.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 12:49:41 (permalink)
I asked the guy at Frankie's in Waterbury what's on their lobster rolls. He replied, lobster and butter, just as God intended.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 13:14:17 (permalink)
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I asked the guy at Frankie's in Waterbury what's on their lobster rolls. He replied, lobster and butter, just as God intended.

That's the way Harry Perry made it in 1926 (I believe) At Perry's on the Boston Post Road (U.S. 1) at Meadows End Road in Milford, Connecticut.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 14:37:49 (permalink)
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Good food is not cheap....cheap food is not good. I'll make my own, as i was taught at 5 by Grammie.


I agree that 'cheap' food is not good. However, inexpensive food can be very good indeed and expensive food can be awful. I would probably prefer to make an expensive dish myself, as you would a lobster roll, unless I know that a restaurant item is very good indeed.


I agree...just using an old restaurant menu quote. Some inexpensive foods can be great, although it's ironic that some "inexpensive foods" from years past have become VERY pricey due to nationwide exposure/trends. For example when I first started in the Restaurant business Wings/Loin Back Ribs/Brisket were very reasonable. Price them now. I laugh when I see a dumba** cooking show and they are talking about the "inexpensive Flank Steak". Not where I live or have lived in the past few years...and I love it for marinating and grilling.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 14:55:44 (permalink)
Gotcha. I didn't realize that was a quote, sorry.  I've had the same experience in shopping. I have my Grandmother's WW2 era 'Joy of Cooking' which I love to look at but many of the economy dishes are, well, no longer economical. Salt fish is another food which has rocketed in price as well as offal and ground meat. Even just plain canned store brand beans can be three or four times the price of dried, much to my shocked amazement.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 14:58:32 (permalink)
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What's the big deal about making a lobster roll? Sheesh! Take one lobster, steam it, pick the meat, toss the picked meat into some warm clarified butter, and then put as much of the meat as will fit into a hot dog bun that has been toasted in butter on a flattop or a skillet. Now here's the tricky part. Eat it. If you prefer one of those lobster salad rolls I can't help you. I think there's some mayonnaise involved.



Easy for you to say! You grew up where lobsters abound. There are people in Nebraska who don't even know what a lobster looks like let alone how to cook one and know what to do with it after it's cooked.
I'd bet good money that if you took a survey, less than 25% of the people in this country have ever seen a lobster roll except maybe in a picture, let alone eaten one!
I've done some marketing work for The Maine Lobster Lady.
www.mainelobsterlady.com
https://www.facebook.com/mainelobsterlady/
She's won various "Best Food Truck" awards.
She comes to AZ from Nov. to May and has developed a loyal following of people originally from "Back East".
But she's also introduced lobster rolls and other Maine dishes like WHOOPIE PIES and BLUEBERRY LEMONADE to 1000's of people who had never heard of them!
People stand in line for hours to get her stuff!
I'm happy to say she's helping drive demand but on the flip side it raises prices too.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 15:07:03 (permalink)
I'm a great believer in selecting and eating what appeals to you but I am amazed when I find recipe sources recommending boney meat cuts on economy alone like chicken legs. Bones and fat and connective tissue can add a lot of flavor and are useful for stock, I know,  but you get a lot less edible meat. 'Look how much less expensive chicken legs are than breasts. Look!' Yes, look and THINK, people because chicken legs have two or three times more bone. I love chuck roast but I realize about half of it will be discarded.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 15:24:09 (permalink)
When I was very young, where I grew up (Winter Harbor-Schoodic-The unknown part of Acadia National Park) we had no restaurants...it was a fishing town, with an upscale "Summer Colony" attached-Grindstone Neck.
 
When people had lobster..like we did when people visited us...always boiled in seawater the first night...the extra was chilled and made into lobster rolls the next day..a smidge of Hellmanns and a touch of celery sometimes. The only time it was reheated was for stews, newberg or my Dad like fried lobster and eggs.
 
Point being, the lobster roll was never made from hot fresh cooked lobster, it was an extension to stretch the product and serve it in a different way. Old school Down East mentality.
 
I know the Connecticut LR history, and whats not to really like...I think the different styles just started from a different point of view. The debate will always rage on....I love them both...don't ask me about Lobster Mac n' Cheese though...
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 15:32:29 (permalink)
Yup.
 
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 15:34:53 (permalink)
I never met a lobsta roll I didn't like.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/14 16:13:56 (permalink)
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I never met a lobsta roll I didn't like.


I have. Cold ones with stuff in them.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/15 10:20:27 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Twinwillow 2017/05/15 15:20:02
Believe it or not, people in Nebraska are not cut off from the outside World.
They have electricity and roads and airplanes and all sorts of stuff there.
They might know what lobster is.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/15 15:45:36 (permalink)
How many of you have had this????

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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/15 17:31:42 (permalink)
Not I.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/15 18:09:44 (permalink)
Thank you wanderingjew for the best lobster dish I've ever had!
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/15 18:27:23 (permalink)
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How many of you have had this????



I had it and did not like it.  I want my lobster with hot butter, only!
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/15 19:31:26 (permalink)
If it had about half the Mayo, I might say that was a pretty fair SALAD roll but NOT a lobster roll. I stress that I'd want supervision if I ever a chance at a lobster report because y'all have remarked on so many that were middling to lousy. If you're going to shell out (pun intended), make it count.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/15 19:40:53 (permalink)
It's not a lobster roll and there's no mayonnaise.
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/15 20:18:07 (permalink)
What is it lleechef? It looks good.
 
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/15 22:44:11 (permalink)
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When I was very young, where I grew up (Winter Harbor-Schoodic-The unknown part of Acadia National Park) we had no restaurants...it was a fishing town, with an upscale "Summer Colony" attached-Grindstone Neck.



The Maine Lobster Lady lives on Isle au Haut in the Acadia National park along with her Sig other. He's a lobsterman.  
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/16 07:43:43 (permalink)
Yes, I've kinda followed her business....excellent. Have you ever been up that far into Maine?
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Re: Love Lobster Rolls? Pay Up! 2017/05/16 15:29:48 (permalink)
it's a Lobster Bomb from Ford's Lobster in Noank, CT.  One pound of lobster meat (fresh!) doused with lobster bisque.  Divine.  Thanks again to wanderingjew and Sandra!!!!!!
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