Published October 02, 2012
A Year-Round Lobster Roll Trailer
So, lobster rolls.
Kind of a summer thing.
... Or maybe that’s just what the lobsters want
you to think...
Say hello to The Lobster Tank
, a few crazy kids in an Airstream trying to make year-round outdoor
lobster rolls a reality, now open in Meatpacking.
This just might be crazy enough to work. Informal studies show: you like lobster rolls. But where most
lobster roll operations pack up and head for heated pastures when the cold comes, these guys buckle down,
toss you a blanket and keep scooping out claw and knuckle meat.
To partake, make your way to 14th Street Park near the West Side Highway at lunchtime. (Yeah, we didn’t
know there was a park there, either.) See that big Airstream trailer? The place with the big, goofy,
hand-painted sign over it that says “Lobster Rolls” like it’s someone’s lemonade stand... That’s
Grab a table. Use the word “crisp.” Talk about layering. Or order up a roll and a cucumber/watermelon
lemonade and some key lime pie—just keep denying summer’s over. You could also pick up a tahini veggie
wrap, but... no.
One last thing: there are hula hoops. Just leaning on the side of the trailer, inviting you to hula with
them, for some reason.
Maybe just get a lobster roll and head back to work.
The Lobster Tank
at 14th Street Park
W 14th St and 10th Ave
New York, NY 10014