Just a week before Hurricane Sandy hit, I was having one of those days where I was in the mood for something decadent. I just needed lobster. I knew Red Hook Lobster Pound was at the New York Public Library that day. And although I knew full well a lobster roll was over the Midtown Lunch price range… I did it anyway, and it was awesome. On a regular old lunch break in Bryant Park, I was instantly transported to Maine… but the lobster roll was actually better than what I’ve tried there! I became an instant fan. I had no idea that a few weeks later I would be writing a post to help get this truck back up on its feet.
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Madison Square Eats returns to Worth Square (more commonly known as the intersection of Broadway, 5th Avenue and 25th Street) this Friday. They’re planning a familiar month-long stint — May 4 through June 1.
According to a recent blog post, you can expect to find a lot of familiar food surrounding the brightly colored umbrellas, as well as some new additions: Antica Focacceria, Arancini Bros., Asiadog, Bar Suzette, Birch Coffee, Caffe Moak, Calexico, Eataly, Graffiti/Mehtaphor, Gravy, Hong Kong Street Cart, Hot Blondies Bakery, ililli, La Sonrísa, Macaron Parlour, Mayhem & Stout, Mexicue, Mighty Balls, Mile End, Momofuku Milk Bar, Nunu Chocolates, Quartino, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Resto, Roberta’s Pizza, Sigmund’s and Stuffed Artisan Cannolis.
Check out our Madison Square Eats post from last spring to find about Ilili’s kafta wraps, Momofuku’s compost cookies or Bar Suzette’s savory crepes. And, in last fall’s post we wrote about Sigmund’s pretzels, Hong Kong Cart and Graffiti/Mahtaphor’s burger. I’m kind of bummed Fatty Crab isn’t back, but I am personally excited for the Mighty Balls sliders, which I was a fan of at last year’s Grub Street Food Festival. Mark your calendars, my friends, Madison Square Eats is coming fast!
Where has the fall gone? While Madison Square Eats may be over until spring, two new menu items that debuted at Madison Square Eats: shrimp chowder and lobster mac & cheese are now on the Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck! Read more »
When I heard the Red Hook Lobster Truck was serving a Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato sandwich with lobster, I eagerly awaited for them to show up again in Midtown. Perhaps the excitement stemmed from my rebellion against my Jewish upbringing or maybe it’s just the fact that bacon and lobster are two of the most delicious things in the entire world.
The truck finally rolled in to Midtown on Friday and I decided to head over there early just in case they were shut down by the cops. Somehow, they seemed to make it through the day. They were there at 12:30 when I arrived and they were still out when I walked by a few hours later.
When I first heard about the Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck coming to midtown I quickly called dibs on trying their shrimp roll. Why? Because it’s made with cold water Maine shrimp. These sweet little Maine shrimp are AWESOME (New York mag called them the “antithesis of the big bland jumbo variety”. With their short season, you don’t normally get them outside of Maine (Luke’s Lobster Truck packs a shrimp roll as well). And the shrimp roll is a nice alternative if you’re not feeling flush enough to spring for the lobster roll.
Two weeks ago we gave you a peek at the Connecticut and Maine lobster rolls from the Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck. For all their deliciousness, at $16 a pop they are well into the ML splurge category. The shrimp roll, however, is not.
As we pointed out last week, midtown went from zero lobster roll trucks to two lobster roll trucks in the blink of an eye- and just in time for summer. I missed out on Luke’s Lobster Truck last week, so when I saw that the Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck was a mere block from my office yesterday (and didn’t have a line!), I hurried to check it out. Read more »
4 days ago Midtown had zero lobster roll trucks, today it has two! As promised last week the Red Hook Lobster Pound truck launches today, and, unlike Luke’s- which went right into the belly of the beast- RHLP is going to do a little road test on the outskirts of Midtown. They’re planning on parking somewhere near 26th and Park (Midtown’s loss is Flatiron’s gain!) with a menu that is fairly similar to Luke’s.
Check it out after the jump.