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The Menu: Cousins Maine Lobster food truck

The classic Maine lobster roll from Cousins Maine Lobster truck delivers chunks of chilled sweet lobster meat in such abundance that you can barely see the buttered and toasted New England style top-split hot dog roll it's served on.
The classic Maine lobster roll from Cousins Maine Lobster truck delivers chunks of chilled sweet lobster meat in such abundance that you can barely see the buttered and toasted New England style top-split hot dog roll it's served on. jleonard@newsobserver.com

Cousins Maine Lobster

Website: cousinsmainelobster.com/raleigh

Twitter: @CMLobsterRAL

Originally reviewed by Greg Cox on 2/12/16

Cousins Maine Lobster defies the typical food truck stereotype. It’s a franchise – a term that at first blush seems antithetical to the food truck ethic. But, as the long lines that form nearly everywhere the truck parks will attest, there’s nothing least-common-denominator about the food.

The star of the show, naturally, is lobster – harvested and processed in Maine, and shipped to Owner/operator Deb Keller’s cold storage facility in Raleigh for preparation.

The Maine lobster roll and its Connecticut cousin share top billing, and deservedly so. Both deliver chunks of sweet lobster meat in such abundance that you can barely see the buttered and toasted New England style top-split hot dog roll they’re served on. On the classic Maine version, the lobster is chilled and the bun gets a light smear of mayo. For the Connecticut lobster roll, the meat is gently warmed in butter and given a final drizzle of lemon butter.

Read the full review and others at themenunc.com.

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