Legal Sea Food Lobster
Name: Legal Sea Foods
Location: Logan International Airport, Terminal C
Meal: Lobster, Onion Rings, Broccoli, and a Pepsi
Type: Formal Seafood
Flying isn’t very fun these days; between the check-in process, luggage fees, and cramped quarters there isn’t a whole lot to love. Air travel takes a turn for the worse when you hurry to get to the airport only to find out they have delayed your flight for no reason (ahem..AirTran). Of course no one likes to be delayed from their flight but Boston’s Logan Airport has at least tried to make it bearable. Logan has a Street Pricing Policy that ensures you pay no more for a meal at the airport then you would elsewhere around Boston. They also make sure to bring in restaurants you would actually like to eat a meal at. Legal Sea Food was one of the first high-end restaurants to open in the airport and as luck would have it they opened in the very terminal I found myself stranded.
New England Clam Chowder and Dungeness Crab Roll
Name: Pike Place Chowder
Meal: Dungeness Crab Roll, New England Chowder, and a Pepsi
Type: Casual Seafood
Pike Place Chowder probably isn’t the best meal in Seattle, it is however one of the best seafood meals I’ve ever had (don’t tell my mom, she’s from Maryland). Located in the historic Pike Place Market, Pike Place Chowder serves food that has consistently beaten out well known restaurants from New England. If a market store from Seattle can travel across country and still win you know they make a good chowder. One interesting side effect of eating chowder in Seattle is that everyone simply orders chowder, no one tries out a Boston accent to order “chowda”.
Lobster Roll and Onion Rings
Name: Jake’s Seafood
Location: Rt 1, Ogunquit,ME
Meal: Lobster roll, onion rings, and a Pepsi
Type: Casual Seafood
New England Seafood itself is a national icon and few of those foods more ubiquitous then the lobster roll. Jake’s Seafood is undoubtedly a fine establishment but wonderful places like this exist up and down the New England coast. Route 1 is the coastal highway running all throughout New England and there are plenty of these casual seafood restaurants in every town. When you are in New England the lobster roll is THE food you have to try, it’s on the same level as a cheesesteak and BBQ.