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The promise of a Maine lobster roll was the lure to visit Sam's in Half Moon Bay for lunch on a February day. My wife and I lived outside Boston for many years and would take a vacation day now and then to travel to Ogunquit, Maine. Our sentimental journey was no disappointment at Sam's where they take the classic New England seafood house and give it some signature California touches like a decadent cocktail menu and an in-house pastry chef. The old favorite Key Lime Pie tastes homemade down to the perfect meringue and thin slices of candied lime as garnish. The lobster roll was more like a lobster pie, sauteed in butter with diced celery and cooked not a second too long for a perfect texture without being tough or stringy. Served with potato chips instead of fries kept the mean light and the flavenoids concentrated on the lobster. Coleslaw was not floating in white glop and tastes like they actually use a recipe instead of dumping dressing over shredded cabbage. The New England clam chowder is some of the best I've tasted west of the Piscataqua--not white and thick, but off-white from the generous amount of clams and a diced potatoes and vegetables. It's 20 bucks for a lobster roll, but it's a Maine lobster, after all, and this is California. Figure at least 5 bucks for the plane ticket. All in all, it was a great experiences evocative of pleasant memories Downeast.
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