Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
80. Maine Lobster Roll from The Maine Lobster Lady
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When it comes to seafood on the go, there's no better option in the Valley then The Maine Lobster Lady. From early November until things get too darn hot, The Maine Lobster Lady owner Diane Santospago hits the streets of Phoenix bringing a taste of the northeast to the southwest. Then around April she packs up and heads back to Isle au Haut, an island off Maine.
During the season she offers a variety of seafood-centric dishes to Phoenix diners including lobster bisque, shrimp puffs, and Maine seafood chowder. The all-star of the menu, however, is the Maine Lobster Roll.
Santospago's version -- which can be ordered "traditional style" or "hot and buttered" -- features giant hunks of lobster that tastes so fresh you might just thing you're somewhere else entirely. We like ours traditional style, which means served chilled with a touch of lemon aioli on a buttered grilled roll.
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