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5 Ways to Celebrate National Lobster Day, September 25

September 23, 2016
by Brittany Lauro

Did you know lobster used to be considered poor man's food? Back in the 1700s, it was so over abundant that people became sick of it, resorting to feeding it only to animals, prisoners and indentured servants. Native Americans even used them as fertilizer and fish bait. Today, this shellfish is considered a deep-sea delicacy so favorable it's worth an entire day of recognition. September 25 marks National Lobster Day, and you better believe we're honoring our favorite crustaceans.



1. Take a lobster tour

Set sail aboard the 50 ft. fishing vessel Northeastern for a lobster tour with Fish'n Tales. Led by Captain Rob Demasi, a Rhode Island commercial fisherman with more than three decades of experience, the tour is part scenic adventure and part learning experience.




2. Devour a savory lobster roll 

Newport County is famous for our seafood, especially our lobster rolls. It's no surprise they've been named among the best by publications like Yankee Magazine, Coastal Living and Yahoo. Head to Anthony's Seafood in Middletown, which was previously featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive In's and Dives, or make a stop at Easton's Beach and chow down on twin lobster rolls - that's two lobster rolls and fries for $15.87. Now that's celebrating. 




3. Visit Leroy the Lobster at Save the Bay's Crustacean Nation Exhibit

September is all about Captivating Crustaceans at Save the Bay's aquarium where visitors have the chance to learn all about ocean critters. Find out what happens to “Leroy the Lobster and Crabby Crab” during an interactive story hour, hunt for crustacean-themed clues in a scavenger hunt or create your very own crab in arts and crafts.




4. Attend a Lobster Boil at Hope & Main

Join Hope & Main and the RI Chapter of the American Culinary Federation for a classic, New England-style lobster boil created with locally-sourced ingredients and expertly prepared by a team of Rhode Island's most inspiring chefs and culinary minds. Includes a cocktail hour featuring a Blount chowder station as well as a fully-stocked buffet assembled to highlight Hope & Main member companies’ breads, jams, cheeses, fermented foods, sauces, salsas and much more.



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5. Cook Your Own at Home

Newport Lobster Shack now ships their live seafood anywhere in the continental US! Wild caught by one of their co-op fishermen, the lobsters are feisty when they go into the box and just as feisty when they come out. The Lobster Shack ships Fedex Priority Overnight at discounted rates and delivers on the day you schedule on the checkout page. .



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Author: Brittany Lauro

Brittany Lauro is the Social Media Manager at Discover Newport. When she is not blogging, Tweeting or Instagramming about the City by the Sea, she can most likely be found on the Cliff Walk with her dog, Dusty, or enjoying a glass of Chardonnay on one of Newport’s rooftop decks or sprawling seaside lawns. Her passions include writing, DIY and baking (to her roommates’ dismay).


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