Red Hot Lobsters! oil 6 x 6, $85
Today is Day 22 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge that I signed on to be apart of with Leslie Saeta and over 260 other artists.
My theme is: Connecticut Treasures.
Feeling the need to paint something HOT, I came across a photo I took last summer of the stuffed lobster my husband Dean made for us on a HOT July evening! Dean's an amazing cook and he's always experimenting in the kitchen.
Since I started this project, I've been scoping out books and websites to find interesting facts about CT to share and this one kept popping up. Did you know that Connecticut is "Home of the Famous HOT Lobster Roll?" According to John Mariani's Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, the lobster roll "may well have" originated at a restaurant name Perry's, in Milford CT back in 1934. Since I grew up in Connecticut I had no idea that there was any other kind of lobster roll but the one that comes served on a HOT dog bun with HOT melted butter all over HOT fresh lobster meat. And to my surprise I once ordered a Lobster Roll in Boston, MA only to find that it was cold, and mixed with mayo! No thanks! So for me Connecticut's HOT Lobster Rolls RULE! I don't believe Perry's in still in business but Lenny's and Joe's FishTales has three locations, Westbrook, Madison and now in New Haven, CT and they serve the REAL HOT Lobster Roll on their menu! Hungry, yet?
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