Every year at Thanksgiving (and sometimes Christmas) I get to catch up with my friends from Hershey. This year was full of lunch dates, dinner dates, and of course breakfast at my favorite Hershey joint — The Hershey Pantry.
But, I have to say, there’s nothing like a $6 Happy Hour New England Style Lobster Roll special from my favorite restaurant in Hershey. Devon’s is a seafood (and steak) restaurant, it’s technically a chain but only has 2 other locations: Philadelphia and Chicago. The executive chef at the restaurant actually let me interview him for my first piece in Food Network Magazine when I was back in college. He’s probably one of the nicest guys and he runs a fantastic restaurant.
Remember when I talked about my Miami-style lobster roll this past spring? Well, this roll is nothing like that one. It brings back loads of memories for me from when I spent my early childhood years growing up in New England. The bread is a very important feature in this dish, and so are the ingredients that are tucked down into the roll.
Sorry Miami, but lobster rolls should never be made with a soft taco bread — it’s just not natural, and it’s definitely not all that flavorful. You have to get a bite of not only the delicious lobster mix, but a bite of a buttery, fluffy piece of bread.
What else I love about Devon’s lobster rolls are the seasoned french fries. They are covered in flavorful. Be sure to skip the ketchup with these puppies and ask for a side of mayo for dipping — that takes me back to The Netherlands and ordering a burger and fries covered in delicious European mayo. #NomNom