2/02/2012 04:45:00 PM

Super Bowl Smackdown: Lobster Roll vs. NY-Style Hot Dog

Left image via Flickr/Henry C; right image via Flickr/A (Culinary) Photo Journal
Once again...it's smackdown time! With the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday and the contenders hailing from rival regions NY and New England, we got to thinking about the culinary rivalries between the two areas as well. So each day this week we're highlighting a different food from each region and asking you to weigh in. Today we compare the two regions' favorite foods on a bun - the ever-popular New England lobster roll and the humble yet beloved NY-style hot dog. Shout out your thoughts on each in the comments.
In this corner: New-England lobster roll

Why it's the best: Anyone who loves New England's staple summer sandwich will tell you that the combo of chopped lobster meat, mayonnaise and lemon juice is far superior to just about anything you can get on a bun, including the NYC hot dog. Plus most lobster roll purveyors butter and toast the split hot dog buns before serving them: um, upgrade!


In the other corner: NY-style hot dog

Why it's the best: The classic NY-style dog is an all-beef tube steak often topped with sauerkraut and mustard, which you can find on just about any street corner in the Big Apple. New Yorkers will tell you that this is the perfect on-the-go meal much more satisfying than those prissy lobster rolls.

Which one do you think is best? Vote now in the comments!


  1. lobster vs. baloney. 'Nuff said.

  2. Go back to Boston ya D-bags! Hotdogs are the undisputed king of sporting events, childhood memories, and every day living. And further more, mayo on lobster! It's like filet mignon in Mac and cheese!

  3. Ate many dogs in NYC and been in Maine and ate many lobster rolls...I would always rather have a real Maine lobster roll!