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The Art of Cracking a Lobster

How-to will make tonight’s annual Lobster Night less intimidating

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BU’s annual Lobster Night—one of the most eagerly anticipated culinary events on campus each fall—is tonight, Wednesday, September 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. (10 p.m. at Warren Towers). Dining Services will be serving fresh, delicious Maine lobster in all three campus dining halls, along with corn on the cob and other fixings.

The uninitiated may feel cowed by the thought of tackling the bright red crustaceans, unsure how best to crack open the tough shell and pull out the succulent meat. So we bring you this primer to make sure you get the most out of your lobster. Take a look before you head to Lobster Night.

And remember to wear a bib. You’ll be glad you did.

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Alan Wong

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu.

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