Oyez! Oyez! Mark your calendars folks, this is a day that will go down in history. The much anticipated Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck (that’s a mouthful) is finally here. It’ll roll out today after months of Internet chatter about just when, how and what would come to pass from something so perfect sounding as a lobster roll truck.
An offshoot of a restaurant and truck of the same name in Brooklyn, the owners are bringing their brand of heaven on a roll to their native Washington. At $15 a piece (or $18 with a drink and chips), the rolls aren’t exactly cheap, but they are packed to the gills with real deal, lip-smacking, knuckle and claw Maine lobster. You can get it with the traditional lemon-mayo dressing (my style) or the “Connecticut style” with lobster tossed with butter. Really, you can’t go wrong with either. And they’ll be serving up homemade Whoopie Pies to top off the meal, but in my honest opinion, there’s no better way to top off a lobster roll than with another lobster roll.
They’ll be tweeting their locations daily (and will of course show up on the Food Truck Tracker), and welcome suggestions of where to land while they get their bearings in a new town. I’ve already anonymously tweeted for them to park outside my apartment thirty or forty times today. Well, I guess not that anonymously.