BU’s annual Lobster Night—one of the most anticipated culinary events on campus each fall—is tonight, Thursday, September 9. Dining Services will be serving fresh, delicious boiled New England lobsters, along with corn on the cob and other fixings, in all three Charles River Campus dining halls. Meals will be served from 5 to 9 pm at Marciano Commons, Warren Towers, and West Campus.
In addition to lobsters, diners can enjoy fresh corn on the cob and potatoes from local New England farms, certified humane Macoun apple–brined chicken from New York state, maple sage root vegetables, a vegan “chicken” and kale penne, vegan corn chowder, butternut squash bisque, a “Hasty pudding” (bread pudding with Vermont maple syrup), and a Maine blueberry cobbler. Yum!
Students on meal plans can use their meals as they normally would for dining. Guest meals, dining points, and convenience points can be used to treat yourself to an additional lobster. Students not on a meal plan and faculty and staff looking to join the fun can use convenience points, cash, or credit cards. Only individuals with a green badge will be permitted to enter the dining halls during Lobster Night, so the event is limited to BU community members.
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.