Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Old School Lobster Roll
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Being from New England, Peachy likes to go to places that remind her of it and Bait and Hook is one, open since 2012. She also adores seafood and it's among her favorites! We were looking forward to Bait and Hook because we had never been, and we began with the Wonderful Wedge. You know we always order a green salad.
Beautifully presented, this is a party of Romaine lettuce, applewood bacon, crispy shallots, cherry tomatoes and groovy gorgonzola and buttermilk dressing. A convincing start!
Bait and Hook is known for its happy hour, however, you should know about their standout menu. We next tried the Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip: Crab, Artichoke Hearts, Cream Cheese, Parmesean, Chipotle Tabasco and Lemon. Toast points graciously scooped out this lovely concoction.
Now we are getting to the part of addressing whether owner Miha Ahondoker knows New England or not. We would say he does! Peachy Deegan loves Manhattan, however, she abhors Manhattan Clam Chowder. Do not ever suggest it. She eats NEW ENGLAND clam chowder. And at Bait and Hook, Miha even has the accent right as the menu says:
New England Style Clam Chowda'
(We are not Boston New England so we don't talk like that, however we get the humor. Humor counts by the way and we like places with personality.)
The CHOWDA was chunky and flavorful and perfectly clammy. It could have been thicker but it was quite good and we liked it, especially the spices and the peppery quality.
So, at Bait and Hook the piece de resistance bien sur is the Lobster Roll.
Obviously do not pass go and collect $200 without dining on this winner.
Mmmmmm EVERYONE LOVES delicious lobster rolls, especially when lobster is FRESH. It is at Bait and Hook because Miha goes to the Bronx fish market every other night.
Please keep the computer screen clean, everyone. The Old School Lobster Roll is Fresh Lobster with your choice of garlic aioli or drawn butter. Of course we like options so we asked for both and wound up preferring the drawn butter. The New England Style Hot Dog Bun was exactly as you'd want it to be, fresh and soft. And the lobster? We can't wait to eat it again and we hope it is just as divine as this first one!
They've got us hook. line, and sinker.
Bait and Hook is Terrific Takeout.