Abbott’s Lobster, Noank CT

IMG_9488The best way to celebrate the wedding of a lovely couple is by gorging on lobster rolls the day of their nuptials. I was truly excited to attend the gorgeous wedding of some friends, and also visit a lobster haven I’d heard about, in the town of Noank, Connecticut. We¬†prioritized lobster over scoping out Mystic Pizza, and I have no regrets. Continue reading

A day in Vacationland

DSC_0117This past weekend my family and I took a day trip to Southern Maine for an afternoon of sunshine and lots of lobster. Our first stop was Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier in Kittery, Maine. This local’s joint serves up fresh lobster (from one to four pounds) and other wonderful seafood in a quaint waterfront setting. DSC_0136The restaurant seems to be a staple, with diners bringing their own side dishes, alcohol and even tablecloths. We picked up some local IPA beers, a bottle of wine, and dug in to a multi-course shellfish feast in a lovely picturesque locale.

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Peel-and-Eat Shrimp and some local OystersDSC_0081_2Lobsters (and chicken?) for Sale

DSC_0088Fresh for the eatingDSC_0095Rapidly accumulated detritus…

DSC_0097 Our chosen tippleDSC_0103Steamed Clams. We soon learned that the clam water is the key to a non-gritty bite. And, of course, butter is the key to everything.DSC_0110Some of the best fries I’ve had in recent memory. Hot and crunchy, with no greasy feeling or aftertaste. DSC_0118Lobster Roll. While the meat was tasty–sweet and fresh, I realized that I prefer the mayo-celery lobster roll variety.

DSC_0116Hot summer sunshine, drawn butter and tender lobster meat. Dare I say more?DSC_0121

Going…DSC_0130

Going…DSC_0132 GONE!DSC_0137

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And, of course, some ice cream!