Lobster rolls are one of a handful of things any East Coast transplant will 
(wrongly) tell you simply aren't worth eating in L.A. We've heard Maine 
natives go so far as to say they wouldn't take a bite of a roll made with 
shellfish that's crossed state lines. Such passions make serving this New 
England classic a challenge in Los Angeles, to say the least. But it's a 
challenge that the city's latest mobile eatery, LobstaTruck, is facing 
head-on. Serving a short menu of New England-y dishes--there's a crab roll 
and rich clam chowder--the truck rolled out at the beginning of the month, 
drawing long lines of camera-armed eaters willing to wait for their 
relatively cheap ($11) lobster fix. It goes without saying that the lobster 
is from Maine, but crustaceans aren't the only thing LobstaTruck flies in 
from back East: Split-top hot dog buns, an integral component of a 
traditional roll, also make a cross-country journey. The buns' square faces 
are crisped on a flat top, then stuffed with roughly chopped chunks of 
lobster, either dressed to order with mayo or simply doused with a spoonful 
of drawn butter. A proper bun; tender bits of tail, claw and knuckle; 
minimalist dressings: The LobstaTruck serves a roll that can hold its own 
anywhere. LobstaTruck, location varies; twitter.com/lobstatruck 
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Lobster rolls are one of a handful of things any East Coast transplant will (wrongly) tell you simply aren't worth eating in L.A. We've heard Maine natives go so far as to say they wouldn't take a bite of a roll made with shellfish that's crossed state lines.

Such passions make serving this New England classic a challenge in Los Angeles, to say the least. But it's a challenge that the city's latest mobile eatery, LobstaTruck, is facing head-on.

Serving a short menu of New England-y dishes--there's a crab roll and rich clam chowder--the truck rolled out at the beginning of the month, drawing long lines of camera-armed eaters willing to wait for their relatively cheap ($11) lobster fix.

It goes without saying that the lobster is from Maine, but crustaceans aren't the only thing LobstaTruck flies in from back East: Split-top hot dog buns, an integral component of a traditional roll, also make a cross-country journey.

The buns' square faces are crisped on a flat top, then stuffed with roughly chopped chunks of lobster, either dressed to order with mayo or simply doused with a spoonful of drawn butter.

A proper bun; tender bits of tail, claw and knuckle; minimalist dressings: The LobstaTruck serves a roll that can hold its own anywhere.

LobstaTruck, location varies; twitter.com/lobstatruck
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