Yes! Finally, Lobsta Truck is coming to Pasadena’s Real Estate Office office at 40 West Green Street this coming Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. (we have since moved to 2100 Huntington Drive in San Marino)
I’ve been meaning to try their awesome “lobsta” roll and the clam chowder and am so excited that I can share this on 365 Things To Do In Pasadena® especially since they’ve gotten such a huge following and quite a bit of acclaim.
Here’s a sampling of their menu:
Here’s a bit of history straight from The Lobsta folks:
The Lobsta Truck came about after a innocent autumn trip to New England.
It all started after a long drive through the White National Forest, arriving at our first lobster shack in South Freeport, ME, the Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Company. Here we ordered two fresh cooked Maine lobsters with drawn butter, fried clams, and some lemonade. The meal was delicious, but it was only the start of our two-day Maine lobsterfest. As it was still early in the afternoon, we decided to leave South Freeport and head for the most famous lobster shack of all, Red’s Eats in Wiscasset, ME.
Upon arrival, we saw the customary line and proceed to wait our turn. After a one hour wait, we were finally rewarded with our first and best lobster roll of the trip. The lobster roll was overflowing with lobster meat, falling out and into our tray as we ate it. We had ours prepared without any condiments, but dipped it in butter and mayonnaise. The large chunks of lobster tail and claw meat were delicious and it was well worth the wait.
A few weeks after the trip, it was decided that we were going to open the Lobsta Truck. With the lobster shacks in Maine similar to the taco shacks in LA, it seemed like the perfect fit. We proceeded to find a supplier that could deliver us fresh lobster and worked on developing our own lobster rolls. We tried a few types of bread, as we couldn’t find the traditional split top New England rolls in LA, but it just wasn’t right. As a result, like the lobster, we get our bread fresh from New England. We couldn’t just have lobster rolls as our only menu item, so we decided to also add crab rolls, New England clam chowder, Cape Cod chips, and fresh squeezed lemonade. With all the pieces in place, we were ready to roll!
Read more on their website.