Philadelphia, PA - Friday is National Lobster Day but you don’t have to travel to New England or even the Jersey Shore to celebrate. Check out the drool-worthy lobster rolls, secret off-menu dishes, and clambakes from some of Philly’s top restaurants below.
Red Owl Tavern - Celebrate National Lobster Day with Red Owl Tavern’s über-popular Lobster Clambake for only $25 all day Friday. Enjoy the seafood-filled pot with either traditional New England Style broth or the new Philly Pot made with Victory Brewing Company’s Summer Love. Can’t make it Friday? The Lobster Clambakes are available every Tuesday-Friday through Labor Day for $35 and $25 every Monday. Red Owl Tavern | 433 Chestnut St. | 215-923-2267 | redowltavern.com
Ocean Prime - For those looking to celebrate National Lobster Day in style, Ocean Prime's Chef Jenn Grosskruger will offer her delicious off-menu Lobster Mac & Cheese exclusively on Friday. Available for $20, this decadent dish is sure to satisfy any lobster lover’s desires. Guests shouldn’t skip out on Ocean Prime’s additional offerings, including the Lobster Roll, Chilled Whole Maine Lobster, and the Twin Lobster Tails. Ocean Prime | 124 South 15th St. | 215-563-0163 | ocean-prime.com
Square 1682 - Rittenhouse’s Modern American Kitchen + Cocktails, is transporting Philadelphians to New England with their Maine-iac pairing! Guests looking to celebrate National Lobster Day like a true Mainer can enjoy a Lobster Roll and fries paired with a bottle of Allagash White for only $16.82 all day Friday. Square 1682 | 121 South 17th St. | 215-563-5008 | square1682.com
How to Grill a Lobster Tails on The BBQ - There are number of different ways to prepare lobster tail on the grill: one way is to remove the soft shell tissue underneath the tail, then remove the shell completely or the tail can be cut completely cut in half and placed on the grill. But my favorite is the third way, which is pretty much a combination of the two.
Blue Lobsters Are Real & Rare - Most live American lobsters are naturally colored an olive green or mottled dark greenish brown. In rare cases, lobsters come in shades of bright blue, white (albino), yellow, black, and red have been reported from time to time. Perhaps the most unusual colors are the "half-and-half" lobsters with a line straight down their backs where the two colors meet.