Lobster Night, One of BU Dining’s Most Popular Events, Is Tonight
University will serve up more than 9,000 crustaceans in campus dining halls
BU’s annual Lobster Night—one of each fall’s most anticipated campus culinary events—is tonight, Thursday, September 21. Dining Services will be serving up delicious steamed Atlantic lobsters from Cape Ann Lobstermen in Gloucester, Mass., in all three Charles River Campus dining halls. Meals will be served from 5 to 10 pm at Warren Towers and West Campus and from 5 to 9 pm at Marciano Commons. Granby Commons will be offering an alternative menu, including a vegan lobster mushroom mac and cheese and Korean-style short ribs from 5 to 7 pm.
Students on meal plans can use them as they would for any dining meal. 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. Members of the BU community can invite guests to this year’s event.
To get a sense of just how big an undertaking this is, consider the numbers: BU Dining expects to serve up 9,075 lobster, along with 2,300 pounds of local corn, 2,300 pounds of local potatoes, 300 pounds of root vegetables, 200 pounds of squash, and 80,000 Maine blueberries for the special dessert—Maine blueberry maple cobbler. Yum!
And new this year—in an effort to make the event more environmentally friendly, plastic bibs have been replaced with large, compostable napkins that can be tucked into shirts.