Boston: Lobster Roll
If you’re wondering what came first – the hot dog bun, or the lobster roll – wonder no more. Ten years after the invention of the commercial hot dog bun in 1912, the lobster roll came to life in New England.
Boston showcases two kinds of lobster rolls. The traditional consists of lobster meat soaked in butter and served on a top-split, white-bread hot dog bun that is also soaked in butter and toasted to perfection. If that’s not how you roll, there are variations to what’s known as “America’s most expensive sandwich,” such as adding diced celery, scallions and mayonnaise instead of butter.
While there are debates on the perfect way to enjoy your lobster roll, one thing reigns true – a lobster roll that’s not served on a top-split, white-bread hot dog bun has no chance of earning its claws.