April 22, 2009

Red Lobster Virgin

by Kayoko Akabori

It was my birthday yesterday!!! I know, I know- when you were little and imagined life at 29, you always wanted to be single, jobless and living with mom and dad. I’m making dreams come true over here! So how could I have lived these last 29 years never having stepped foot into a Red […]

January 13, 2009

Fancy Budget Beachfront Lunch (Monterey)

by Kayoko Akabori

Went to visit Ayagwa and Tmonkey in Monterey! We made a lunch stop at Roy’s, in the ultra fancy Spanish Bay clubhouse with Aya’s mama. Roy’s started in Hawaii and is now a huge fancy restaurant empire in the U.S. serving “Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine.” My brother actually used to work at Roy’s in LA and […]

January 7, 2009

Closure to The Lobster

by Moto Yamamoto

I know I’ve done many lobster postings, but I had to do it again. Thanks, or due to the economic crisis, no one is buying lobster these days. Lobster used to be a status symbol (really?) for the rich. They are not cheap, and if you have them at restaurants, they are pretty pricey. It […]

October 1, 2008

Yamahomo’s Comment on Umamiventure #12

by Moto Yamamoto

You saw them, they were lobster rolls. No, it should have been said “shit load of lobster meat on a hot dog bun.” There should be a clear indication of how lobster rolls are being served. They had lobster bisque with or without meat, so lobster rolls should have had a choice of “as is” […]

September 29, 2008

Umamiventure #12: Sheepshead Bay Pt. 1 (Jordon’s Lobster Dock)

by Kayoko Akabori

Last week’s Umamiventure was to Jordan’s Lobster Dock, in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. My friend Christine had told me about Jordan’s on Long Island, and after some vigorous online research, I found that the original Jordan’s had been in Sheepshead Bay since 1938. What’s fascinating is the lobster rolls are a very regionally specific creation. As […]

September 16, 2008

Consider the Lobster This Sunday

by Kayoko Akabori

UMAMIVENTURE #12Jordan’s Lobster DockSheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NYSunday 9/21 Jordan’s has been around since 1938! Come out on Sunday for lobster rolls, steamed lobsters, raw and fried oysters, clam chowder and fried zucchini. You’re not going to make me eat alone, are you??? Lobster season is dwindling, so this is your last chance- please join me! […]

August 5, 2008

Maine Lobster Fest ’07

by Payman Bahmani

The 61st annual Maine Lobster Festival took place this past weekend in Rockland, Maine. So for those of you who’ve never experienced this lobster lover’s paradise, I decided to post pics from my pilgrimage to last year’s festival. If you really like lobster, then this is one journey I recommend you make because the Maine […]

July 30, 2008

Lobster Rolls & Seafood at BLT Fish Shack (NYC)

by Payman Bahmani

So I’ve decided that my days of blogging virginity will be cast into the past, and what better way to hail the occasion and set the mood than with a blog about that most ancient of aphrodisiacs, seafood. As a precursor to a Lobster roll-centric New England road trip (posts coming forthwith) that I planned […]

July 12, 2007

Killing a Lobster, or Myself

by Moto Yamamoto

Lobster is hard. I am not talking about their hard shells. It’s such a bitch to cook, yet there’s never enough meat in each lobster. Think about it: you buy one for $12.99 a pound so each lobster is about $20, but you can only eat less than 40% of it, unless you are my […]