Heads up, Lobster Stalkers. This weekend is your last chance to catch The Maine Lobster Lady food truck in metro Phoenix before the rig and its owner, Diana Santospago, head back to the East Coast for the summer.
For those who already know the Lobster Lady and her delicious lobster rolls, this news should be enough motivation for you to get out and find the truck. But for those who haven't experienced The Maine Lobster Lady's well-loved fare, here's the deal: Since 2012, Santospago has been coming to the Valley every fall with her food truck to sling lobster and clam "chowdah," lobster mac 'n' cheese, lobster bisque, and lobster rolls. The lobster is wild caught and comes directly from Maine, as does its owner. That's why, every summer, Santospago packs up the truck and heads back to Maine's Isle au Haut, where she also operates a version of the truck for the summer.
She'll be back in the fall, but if you don't want to have to wait out the summer for your next fix, then you'll want to act fast. Tonight you'll be able to find The Maine Lobster Lady at the Queen Creek Feastival, located in front of the Queen Creek Library, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and tomorrow, Saturday, April 23, you'll be able to find the truck at the Food Truck Caravan, located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard in Old Town Scottsdale, from 6 to 9 p.m. That will be the truck's final appearance of the season.
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