Like a nice bottle of bourbon or fine wine, lobster is a great way to treat yourself -- at least, when you're willing to pay. But if you order the lobster bisque, lobster ravioli, and other dishes that aren't the whole animal, there's a chance restaurants are serving you fake junk, according to a new investigation conducted by "Inside Edition."
The report, which airs Monday night on CBS, found that more than a third (35%) of lobster dishes from 28 local and national restaurants contained cheap fish substitutes like whiting and pollock, and not the actual costly crustacean. Investigators carried out DNA tests on samples from the restaurants, ranging from local eateries to the nation's largest seafood restaurant chain, Red Lobster. Alleged lobster violators included establishments like Sofia's in NYC's Little Italy, where investigators found lobster ravioli that was filled with just cheese, according to a report by Eater. Even lobster rolls from some restaurants -- yes, lobster rolls -- were found to contain other fish.