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The Art of Cracking a Lobster

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


BU’s annual Lobster Night—one of the most anticipated culinary events on campus each fall—is tonight, Wednesday, September 12, from 5 to 9 pm (10 pm at Warren Towers). Dining Services will be serving fresh, delicious Maine lobsters in all three Charles River Campus dining halls, along with corn on the cob and other fixings. (Fenway Campus students are always welcome at any Charles River Campus dining facility, and that includes Lobster Night).

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. We bring you this primer so you can 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.

Alan Wong

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

One Comment on The Art of Cracking a Lobster

  • Alex on 03.26.2018 at 5:43 pm

    Forgot to show how to get at the tail fins and not get stabbed by the shell’s tines

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