Some friends and I met at Cousins Maine Lobster to get takeout dinner to bring to Madison Square Park to picnic. Their lobsters are sourced only from Maine, from the “icy Downeast waters to the mid-coast” where owners Sabin Lomac, 39 and Jim Tselikis, 36 are from. They started the business with an LA food truck. Then, after an appearance on “Shark Tank” that gave them an investment from Barbara Corcoron, the franchise of the business took off.
We each ordered the lobster roll Maine style ($17) with extra lobster (+$5), served chilled, with a teeny touch of mayo (Yes, only a soupçon!) on the heaping portion of crustacean served on a New England style split-top roll. We laughed and commented that it could use a tad more mayo — as it was almost all lobster – almost too much to eat! If you prefer your lobster roll warm with butter and lemon, just order the Connecticut style one ($17). I added an order of their crispy fries ($4).
Before heading to the Park, we stopped at Macchina (365 3rd Ave) to pick up Margaritas to wash down the lobster rolls.
A perfect yummy summer outing! Check out their New York City food truck schedule to see when they’ll be in your area. Or check their website as Cousins is also available in 16 other states. Worth looking for.