Marilyn has always been fond of lobster but would never have a real good feed because it “costs too much”. So it wasn’t surprising that for this trip down the east or lobster coast we agreed that on this journey she would have her fill. On our first meal out for seafood on this trip Rick and Elaine took us out to a restaurant close to Moncton. Lots of seafood on the menu but not even a mention of the word “lobster”.
Now a week or so later and a few hundred miles down the coast we try again: There are two highly recommended “Lobster Pounds” (that’s what they call them around here) in this area so on Friday night we chose Markey’s. While the place reminded me of the cafeteria in my old high school, the menu is loaded with more seafood than this country boy ever thought possible. The daily special is 2 lobsters and all the fixin’s for $19.95. She is in heaven, her face just radiates happiness as she downs every morsel of delicious lobster. When she finishes she is a mess with lobster juice and butter all over her bib.. Messy, but extremely happy!
So, if there are two highly recommended lobster pounds, and they are right across the road from each other we just have to try the other one too, right? I mean, fair is fair.
Last night we go to Brown’s. Same cafeteria atmosphere, perhaps even more basic than Markey’s on the other side. At Brown’s you can bring your own beer or wine so we bring our own California Zinfandel.
This time she settles on a 1 1/2 pound lobster (they call it a media, once again for about 20 bucks. she declares this one even better than the first but declares both amazing.
Tonight for supper we get back to reality, the ingredients are all out to make a big batch of Chili.
On the Sandy front, all is quiet; a little rain, a little wind, all is well.