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On a Roll: 5 claw-some lobster rolls in the 614

Mike Thomas

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Sorry, Sebastian—there’s nothing quite like the decadent experience of dining on deep sea crustacean. Name another category of food that is served with a side of melted butter for dunkin’. I’ll wait.

While lobster is the unequivocal king of edible sea bugs, finding the right time and place to enjoy it can get a little tricky. For one, lobster is usually reserved for fine-dining situations. And then there’s all that shell to deal with.

Luckily, there’s one solution that allows hungry seafood fanatics to enjoy their favorite clawed food item on the go: the lobster roll. Lobster meat, bread, and some sort of dressing—it’s everything you crave without any of the hassle.

For your consideration, here are five of the best places in Columbus to get your roll on.

Cousins Maine Lobster | Food Truck

With lobsters sourced from the frigid waters of the Maine coast, this mobile eatery has proven a hit with Columbus food truck fans. To find the truck on any given day, check out this convenient tracker on the Cousins website.

Del Mar SoCal Kitchen | 705 N High Street

Local restaurant magnate Cameron Mitchell puts his spin on the lobster roll in this new laid-back California dining concept. Del Mar keeps it simple with buttered poached lobster on a New England toasted bun, topped with cole slaw.

South Village Grille | 197 Thurman Ave

This German Village hub gives diners the choice between a lobster roll served hot or cold. Either way you go, the meat is tossed in a satisfying truffle-herb aioli with chives and served in that signature split-top bun.

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Soul at the Joseph | 620 N High St

With their elevated take on an already-highbrow menu item, Soul at the Joseph presents a lobster roll with their house-made aioli, shaved brussels, lime vinaigrette, roasted red peppers, pickled shallots, and—as if that weren’t enough—CAVIAR, all on a split top bun.

The Wicked Lobstah | Food Truck

Bringing a twist on New England to the Midwest, Wicked Lobstah is another mobile food truck experience to help you get your fix on the go. Check them out on Instagram to keep track of the truck, and to drool over some tantalizing lobster roll shots.

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The End of the Road?

Julian Foglietti

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As the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue, we are beginning to see the effects take their toll on Columbus eateries. Here's a list of some of the changes taking place.

The Sycamore+Cosecha Cocina  

Grow Restaurants, the company which owns Harvest Pizza, has listed The Sycamore and Cosecha for sale. While there hasn't been confirmation that the restaurants won’t make a reappearance in some form, Chris Crader stated in Columbus Underground, “It’s a lot of work to re-open after the pandemic and we have a considerable amount of interest in these two properties so it doesn’t make sense to open and then close again so quickly.”

Miller's Ale House

Both Miller’s Ale House locations are closing. The Florida-based company has removed mention of the Ohio locations from their websites.

Flowers and Bread Co.

In a recent article with Columbus CEO, owners Sarah Lagrotteria and Tricia Wheeler announced the closure of the cafe portion of their business. There are plans to expand the flower and bread workshop portion of the business under the new name Flower and Bread Society.

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Rémy Cointreau presents: The Sidecar

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We teamed up with Rémy Cointreau and local bartender, Ben Griest, from Giuseppe’s Ritrovo to bring you an icon of cognac cocktails. Ben's previous videos featured the art of margarita-mixology, and now we are moving on to another tasty cocktail. This timeless, opulent drink is well-balanced and fresh.

With National Cognac Day coming up, we figured it would be great to share, Rémy Martin 1738 presents The Sidecar.

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National Brisket Day is Today!

Julian Foglietti

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With meat shortages starting to take their toll and National Brisket Day here at last - we've gathered a roundup of some spots you can go to to get your brisket fix.

Legacy Smoke House

With their main location in Hilliard and a food truck moving throughout the city, Legacy Smoke House is a solid choice for brisket on National Brisket Day, just be sure to get there while supplies last. Enjoy!

Pecan Pennys

Just off Main Street, Pecan Pennys is ready to fulfill your brisket needs. If your looking to feed a family though be sure to get your orders in advance as they're requesting 24 hours notice on dinner bundles.

Ray-Ray's Hog Pit

With locations in Franklinton, Westerville, Clintonville and Powell Ray Ray's Hog Pit is open for business with brisket stocked at all locations. #NationalBrisketDay is the best day!

Hoggy’s Restaurant and Catering

Located on Bethel Road, Hoggy’s will be stocking brisket for both dine-in or carryout. Feel free to stop in or stop by!

The Pit

With a new location opened up on Parsons Ave. The Pit BBQ will be offering brisket for the National day. Celebrate with some tasty brisket!

City Barbeque

City Barbeque will be offering brisket for the National day! So get excited and get ready for some yummy BBQ brisket!

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