By Matthew Lewis, Contributing Reporter
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA – Lobsters are regarded as a gourmet dish around the globe, but it was not always so. In 1622, the governor of Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts, William Bradford, was embarrassed to admit the only food they “could present was a lobster … without bread or anything else but a cup of fair water”.
Now of course lobster is celebrated among the most expensive items the menu, often as ‘market price’, and there are even two National Lobster Days on the calendar. Originally there was June 15th, then in 2014, Senators Angus King and Susan Collins of Maine went so far as drafting a joint resolution designating September 25th as well.
To help residents celebrate this June 15th National Lobster Day, Brighton Beach Bagel & Bakery in Delray Beach is offering a promotion, purchase one of the restaurant’s award-winning lobster rolls and get a second half off on Monday, June 15th.
Merrie Rosenwein, owner of Brighton Beach Bagel & Bakery shares, “Celebrating ‘Lobstah Day’ is a lot of fun! We love seeing all of the old and new faces coming in to Brighton Beach Bagel to enjoy our YUMMY Lobstah Roll.”
“This will be our second year doing this offer which has been very successful […] The response has been great here in South Florida. Our New York and Massachusetts customers are thrilled that we have Lobstah Rolls on our regular menu and many other Seafood Shack items to choose from because it reminds them of back home.”
With generational, authentic New England recipes, Brighton Beach’s lobster rolls are available in regular, jumbo and the famed ‘Monstah’ size, filled with 9oz. of lobster meat. All orders include coleslaw as well as options to add French fries and a cup of ‘Chowdah’.
Pre-ordering is recommended as quantities are limited, and there is seating inside Brighton Beach’s spacious, socially-distanced dining room and outdoor patio, or grab and go with curbside pickup.
Delray Beach has some other great seafood eateries likely to be offering some promotion. We reached out to RACKS Fish House + Oyster Bar, City Oyster & Sushi Bar and J&J Seafood Bar and Grill for comment but did not hear back at the time of publishing.
Another fun lobster fact – the world’s largest recorded lobster catch weighed in at 44 pounds, average weight for an approximately five year old child. It was caught off of the coast of Nova Scotia in 1977.