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Gourmet magazine weighs in on Boston lobster rolls

Posted by Devra First  October 17, 2008 04:35 PM

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Neptune Oyster's roll. (Those fries aren't half bad either.) Photo Wiqan Ang.

Here are the food mag's picks for the best versions in the city:

1. Neptune Oyster.

2. B&G Oysters.

3. Yankee Lobster.

4. Alive and Kicking. No website, but here's the info: 269 Putnam Ave., Cambridge, 617-876-0451. (Of course, it's not really a lobster roll but a lobster sandwich, with a ton of meat on toasted, buttered scali bread. Still, it works for me -- I love the urban lobster pound feeling, and snarfing my sandwich in the sun at a parking lot table where the guys who run the place sit reading the paper.)

5. LTK.

6. Great Bay.

7. Summer Shack.

8. James Hook.

What do you think? Right on, or an utter travesty? Did any key roll get left off the list? (Other than the one you make at home, of course.)

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Sheryl Julian, the Globe's Food Editor, writes regularly for the Food section.

Devra First is the Globe's food reporter and restaurant critic. Her reviews appear weekly in the Food section.

Ellen Bhang reviews Cheap Eats restaurants for the Globe and writes about wine.

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