Have a Lobster Roll: The “It” Sandwich of Summer 2012

Lobster roll at Legal Sea Foods (credit: Legal Sea Foods)

Lobster roll at Legal Sea Foods (credit: Legal Sea Foods)

By Jennifer Zyman
For the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Some say the lobster roll was developed as a vehicle for well-heeled ladies to daintily eat the decadent crustacean at luncheons. Others say it was born to utilize the leftover parts of picked lobster. The stories of its origin are as varied as its preparations.

A few things are certainly required though: A top-sliced bun, a good swipe of butter and a luscious heap of fresh Maine lobster.

For many local chefs, the lobster roll isn’t just a trendy warm weather menu staple. It’s a study in nostalgia from time spent in New England where it serves, without question, as the official sandwich of summer. Thanks to these chefs, the lobster roll is giving the tomato sandwich a run for its money this season in Atlanta.

Levinson with her lobster roll (Becky Stein, special)

Levinson with her lobster roll (Becky Stein, special)

“It’s the quintessential summer food. It makes me long for salty ocean air,” says Jenny …

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