We wait a long time for summer here in New England, and, when it arrives, it is spectacular. Maybe it’s the longing for it that makes it so.

One thing is required when it comes to sunny summer days: The Lobster Roll.

Lobster Rolls: Classic Summer Feast

New Englanders are an understated lot, and you’ll see that reflected in this classic summer feast. Just a few ingredients: large chunks of lobster, mayonnaise, and celery, stuffed into a grilled hot dog bun and eaten on a dock near water on a sparkling day! That’s the essence of summer here, with or without the dock. Proust can have his madeleines. I will take a lobster roll.

There is something so comforting about eating a lobster roll on a hot dog bun. It screams summer. It says, “Nothin’ fancy here, folks.” If you want bells and whistles, then take your bacon and avocado and brioche lobster rolls to…

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