A Sandwich a Day: Bobo's Lobster Roll
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We're always on the prowl for a good lobster roll in this town, and when we found out Bobo was serving them just on summer weekend nights, we gave it a try. The Lobster Roll ($14) piles on creamy hunks of meat—it's more in the lobster salad category—with celery crescent moons on a couple layers of Bibb lettuce and a sweet, thick brioche roll. You'd think the condiments would end at mayo-based creamy stuff, but no. Was that, mustard?! Yes, yes it was.
They sneak in some sweet mustard underneath the lettuce on the bun. It surprises you. And as a mustard enthusiast, who never really objects to gratuitous usage of mustard, I was at first happy, but then puzzled. Does it really belong here? Still deciding...
My perfect lobster roll doesn't go much beyond a swipe of butter; maybe a shake of celery salt. This one had a little too much happening for me, but it was tasty and filling nonetheless.
Lobster rolls are available in the Bobo's Den from 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until Labor Day weekend.
181 West 10th Street, New York NY 10014 (map)