|This is the calamari with sriracha mayo. We always order|
calamari as an app, and this mayo was extra special.
We started with the calamari, as is our habit (see our previous post). We don't really understand why, though. Ben wasn't a particularly adventurous eater growing up, though he wasn't picky - in either case, he steered clear of calamari until sometime after college. Elizabeth was grossed out by squid as a kid, to the dismay of her parents. She remembers one day when she went out to eat with her brother and dad; her dad ordered "onion rings" for the table and Elizabeth loved onion rings. These were chewier than normal but still delicious. When her dad told her that it was actually squid, she didn't believe him. Tricky dads.
In any case, now it's a staple for us when we go out, and this one was a winner. The calamari itself was light, crispy, and well-seasoned. But the sriracha mayo was the real hero of this dish. It was tangy and sweet, and it had just the right amount of heat. We have not yet attempted to make calamari ourselves (if only because we have it so much when we go out). But when we do, we will definitely be trying to recreate the sriracha mayo. We'll let you know how it turns out.
|Elizabeth's first lobster roll. Glad it wasn't at Quizno's.|
For our entrees, Elizabeth had the lobster roll. This was Elizabeth's first lobster roll, and it won't be her last. Pretty much all of the seafood we had during our stay in the Chesapeake area was incredibly fresh and delicious, and the lobster roll was no exception. We're pretty sure that the lobster didn't exactly come from the harbor, but still. Maybe they just have higher standards since so much good seafood does come from Chesapeake Bay. Either way, it was a pretty good lobster roll. The shoestring french fries were a hit as well.
|This burger is so photogenic. Too bad it was overcooked -|
more medium well than medium rare.
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