One such truck is the Lobster Roll Truck that was recommended by Tweeter @SarahOnTheHill, and I can’t thank her enough. This truck is sick. It’s lobster rolls at $15 a pop, but they are worth every penny. Rumor is that these boys ship fresh lobster down from Maine 3x a week. The freshness is evident in the roll. There are actually two types of roles- the Maine and the Connecticut. The Maine is the traditional roll where the lobster is mixed with mayo and spices. The Connecticut is lobster meat with drizzled drawn butter all over the top. Both rolls use the same base- a top split, buttered hot dog bun. They are rich, wonderful and decadent.
I recently published a quick post for the Richmond Magazine Blog announcing the new venture for Giuseppe Scafidi.
About this time last year, Giuseppe Scafidi announced that he had accepted a buyout offer for his share in Stuzzi, a Neapolitan pizzeria on Belmont Avenue, and was looking for new opportunities. For months, he kept his eye out for the right space to host his new venture. He is now happy to say that he has settled on a location, and Scafidi will be working to open his own place in early 2012.
Last year, I purchased “Fred” from Waverly Farms and split him up with a few friends. The beef was wonderful, and I am actually still benefiting from him, and I made a lovely Texas chili from a large chuck roast over the weekend.
Anyway, Patti Rosenburg left me a note the other day saying that she had half of “Horace” to sell. Also, if you are interested in an entire steer, than “Herman” is also available. These are Black Angus with a smidge of Charlais steer calves around 800 – 1000 lbs live weight. Packaged, labled, weighted, and dated cuts will weigh out at about 400 lbs for a whole, 200 for half or 100 for quarter share. It is upon that packaged weight that we apply the $5.50/lb price.
Waverly Farms sells Black Angus beef raised on pasture with a minimal amount of hand-fed corn to keep them friendly and manageable. The pastures are lush and free of pesticides and herbicides. The beef is raised naturally and slowly without growth hormones or antibiotics. They are rotated to fresh pasture frequently. They raise only a few select steer (6-10 per year) on 60 acres of fenced pasture. The typically butcher the calves when they exceed 1,000 lbs and are less than one year old. This produces the most tender grass fed beef.
In the stores you are paying that price per lb for just the ground beef of this quality. Here, you will get some choice cuts including ribeyes, strips, and tenderloin as part of the package. It really is a good price. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Patti by email or at 214-914-0323
Starting today I begin a work assignment in Our Nation’s Capitol.
This is a temporary thing that will last a few months, and as such, I still consider myself very much a Richmonder. The Marinara Enterprises will continue to function with various array of events. The only thing that might change is that I may be blogging more about some of my DC experiences.
With DC being relatively close to Richmond, I’d suspect most of you make it up to the area every once in a while. I hope my shared experiences can help you make good gastronomic decisions while up here.
If you have any places that I must try in the DC Metro area, please let me know in the comments section.
Photos by Daniel C. Warshaw.
Photos by Daniel C. Warshaw.
I recently came across a flyer for All in One Subs, it suddenly became a priority to visit there.
So the concept is simple- Take a sub roll and drive a spike though the center of it but not coming out the other end. This creates a deep well for ingredients to be shoved into the roll. It also means that there is only one area for food and juices to escape the roll. Therefor, it is a less messy hoagie.
I had a roast beef au jus sandwich, and I barely needed the wrapper or napkin. Everything was well contained. It wasn’t till the very end when the bread became slightly soggy (but all the more flavorful). It was a really good sandwich. My only thought was that Jimmy the owner could come up with a larger selection with some uber-creative options. Nonetheless, i will go back as long as I am spending time in *this neck of the woods.
*this neck of the woods- rt 10 between Hopewell and Chester. Just West of 288.
All in One Subs
245 E HUNDRED RD
Chester, VA 23836