[Pigging by Wilfrid: September 14, 2012]
Finishing up this week of odds and ends, here's a bite I never intended to mention here. In fact, I didn't even pull my camera out until I'd eaten about a good chunk of it.
The lobster burger at Dalton's Seaside Grill, Rockaway Beach -- ordered, I confess, in a spirit of adventure.
Dalton's -- formerly Gallagher's Snug Harbor -- is a substantial building off the boardwalk. Gallagher's was open some forty years, but the place looks older; looks like a shore hotel. There's a large dining room, outdoor dining, and a long bar which proved a quiet respite after a hot day of pacing around. The Guinness is recommended.
In addition to expected fish and chips, shrimps, scallops, bar snacks, chowders, and salads, Dalton's will serve you anything from a Reuben's egg roll to a pork chop. I didn't truly expect a lobster burger to be good, but I order in a contrary way sometimes. It was. Structured like a loose crab cake, it had visible, taste-able lobster chunks in it. I am not going to tell you thre creature was freshly hauled from the roiling ocean. Not at all. But this was nicely seasoned, appropriately garnished will coleslaw, and cost $16 de luxe.
My dining companions liked their panini too. Believe me, choices are limited around Rockaway Beach, unless you have a craving for tacos, or the same arepas you can get in the East Village. Keep this in your back pocket.