Footlong lobster roll alert!
We're super sorry, buuuuut we're about to make it impossible for you to enjoy a regular lobster roll ever again, no matter how meaty and buttery and delicious it is. The footlong lobster roll officially exists, and it's back at Cull & Pistol this weekend.
For National Lobster Day -- which is a thing on June 15th, 2014 that you probably should've already known about (there's a National Day for EVERYTHING, people!) -- and the day before National Lobster Day (so, June 14th), NYC's Cull & Pistol (also home to the Gator 2.0, the Drink of the Summer) created a full, 12in lobster roll that you can get either Maine- or Connecticut-style. It's probably the best way ever to spend $40 on something in a bun, maybe ever.
They use a half pound or more of actual lobster meat (mostly claw and tail bits) and pack it into a toasted, buttered split-top roll from Arnold Bread, which needed to make them especially for Cull.
It's mayo and scallions on the Maine joint, while the CT number actually nets you a little more meat, and is made with an incredible-sounding 2oz of butter created from a giant batch of brandied lobster stock that's cooked down. If your mouth's not watering now, you're probably not American.