If you live in Houston, then by now you are probably a regular at Maine-ly Sandwiches when looking to get your lobster roll fix, or any kind of sandwich fix for that matter. You have become addicted to the warm, buttery, toasted roll filled with fresh and flavorful lobster meat salad served with a side of crispy fries. It is hard not to get addicted to the lobster goodness, and perfectly salted fries. In fact, Maine-ly Lobster has become one of the places that you visit regularly for lunch.
Do You Love Lobster Rolls?
For all of the lobster roll lovers around the United States and world, you can count on getting your lobster fix each and every year at the Maine Lobster Festival. This well-known five day celebration of buttery and delicious lobster is held on the coast of Maine in Rockland, where else?! This year is the 69th annual Maine Lobster Celebration. This popular event this year runs from August 3rd through August 7th consisting of fun carnival rides and activities,arts and crafts for kids, a parade, 10k road race,entertainers, cooking contests, lobster food vendors, and more! What is better than lobster foods and fun?
During the festival more than 20,000 pounds of lobster is cooked and enjoyed. There are lots of lobster food vendors serving a variety of lobster dishes including lobster rolls, lobster wraps, lobster salad, lobster on top of mac and cheese. The lobster creations are endless. The Maine Lobster Festival also features other delicious brag worthy seafood: Crab cakes, fried shrimp, shore dinner, fried haddock, fried calamari, and steamed clams. Each day of the festival, (excluding wed) you can also enjoy a pancake breakfast from 7am to 10am. Visit the food tent for blueberry pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk. To learn more about the event and vendors, click here.
Eat For Charity
Now we all like to have fun and enjoy delectable food, especially lobster, but what if you could do both of those things while also giving back? The Maine Lobster Festival allows you to do just that! The Maine Lobster Festival is a non-profit organization that uses only what they need to cover their expenses to host the festival(s) and donates the remaining amounts of earned money to charities. A few of the charities who have received donations in the past include the Midcoast Regional Child Development Services, Meals on Wheels, and the Thomaston Fire Department. Most of the workers at the festival are local volunteers who donate their time to make it all possible.
If you are not able to make it to the Main Lobster Festival, you are in lobster luck. Get a fresh and delicious lobster roll any day of the week from your local Houston Maine-ly Sandwiches. Even if you do make it out to Maine for the festival, chances are that you will need a lobster roll fix upon your return to Texas. Regardless of the reason, whenever you are craving lobster rolls, head to Maine-ly Sandwiches!