03 August 2012

• Milford, CT: Home of the Lobster Roll



”According to John Mariani's Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, the lobster roll "may well have" originated at a restaurant named Perry's, in Milford, CT.

”As the Mariani account goes, the restaurant's owner, Harry Perry, "concocted it for a regular customer named Ted Hales sometime in the 1920s" -- hot lobster meat on a soft roll drenched in butter.”

Source: HuffingtonPost.com

Note: I knew Charles Smith, proprietor of Perry’s Restaurant on Bridgeport Avenue [US-1] in Milford. At that time…must have been late 1940s, early 1950s…it was a known “fact” in Milford that Perry’s was the home of the lobster roll…and it was so stated on the restaurant’s sign. Believe the current name of the eatery is “Armelino’s.”


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