Got my lobster fix tonight! And the line was only eight people deep!
I didn't get photos of the lobster rolls... unsurprisingly, they look pretty much the same as last season
(Plus, better light.) But while simultaneously juggling two kids, two lobster rolls, three blueberry lemonades and a stroller, I somehow managed to get a pretty decent photo of the fried clams:
These were pretty good. The ones in the bottom of the cone were getting a little soggy, but that may very well be because with getting the kids situated, it took me ten minutes to get to them. Really, really tasty clams, though, and the ones on top had really nice, crisp breading. The garlic herb aioli is probably gilding the lily a touch, but it's really good so I'm not complaining. Shockingly, the Doux Drop was all over there. Go figure. Note: It's a pointy cone that's impossible to set down. So be prepared to eat it once they hand it off to you.
I really wanted to try Old Dixie's and hated to put it off, but I really needed that lobster fix. Sooooo I just got a little gumbo
Really good! Nice, dark chocolate roux, some funk... a little on the tame side for my tastes, but that's more a matter of stylistic preference than a quality judgment. I like my gumbo really, really intense. Also, okra. Huzzah!
A friend who we ran into also gave me a taste of his fried chicken and biscuits from Old Dixie's... and THAT
is what I'll be having next time.
The Friday night setup at JAM is really nice. They get five trucks in the lot next door, and the front yard -- surrounded by picket fence -- has four or five picnic tables set up. You might have to wait a few minutes to sit down, but there was enough turnover that it wasn't a big problem. Plus, the Old Dixie's people had one table in the back of the parking lot along with some hay bales piled up to standing counter height. Convivial crowd, beautiful cool evening... it's a fun scene. Hey Joe, Mamma Toledo's, and a BBQ truck I missed the name of were there as well.