PEARL OYSTER BAR
This past Wednesday City Harvest's young professionals group, Generation Harvest, held its eleventh annual Summer in the City restaurant tasting and cocktail party at the Metropolitan Pavilion. During the event, guests had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, featuring numerous goodies, both food and non-food related, as well as sample eats and libations from some of New York's best restaurants and bars. This year's event had over 650 attendees and raised over $230,000 to support City Harvest's mission of feeding NYC's hungry.
It's hard to say with conviction just exactly where the lobster roll originated- was it Maine in the 1970's at the road side favorite, Red's Eats? Or was Connecticut the first state to propel this seafood creation into food history, all the way back in 1930? Either way, the lobster roll, typically served on top of a split hot dog bun that has been buttered and grilled, is a classic and can be found in most New England towns where lobster fishing is prevalent. Hot or cold, dressed in mayonaise or butter, and served with chips or fries, New York City is trying it's hand at this seafood sandwich as well, and here are our favorite places to sample the famed lobster roll.