June 5, 2012. A local food blog, OmNomCT, broke the news that a food truck was soon to open that would be serving up fresh lobster rolls. Later that month, that same food blog tracked down the newly opened food truck, LobsterCraft, at the Rowayton’s Farmers’ Market. They sampled not one, not two, but three different lobster rolls that Captain Mike Harden and co. had created. Interesting, they thought, that Captain Mike catches many of the lobsters that he serves off of his own boat.
Little did OmNomCT know (or the rest of Connecticut for that matter) that this was the start of a force that would sweep not only Fairfield County, but the entire Nutmeg state. Soon, LobsterCraft was showing up at fairs, festivals, breweries, parking lots, and even at people’s houses for parties. Praise after praise, award after award, Captain Mike and crew grew exponentially week after week
And now LobsterCraft is anchoring itself down (but the truck will still be around, don’t worry) on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at the SoNo Marketplace with the opening of the LobsterCraft Cafe. You can expect the same lobster rolls that they are known for such as the LBLT and the Heatwave, their handcrafted coleslaw, the heart-warming lobster bisque that they have also become known for, and more.
The first day that they’ll be open is this Friday, 11/1/13. Captain Mike Harden reports that the band The Short Bus will be on hand Saturday night to celebrate this addition to SoNo Marketplace. He was quoted as saying that he was excited about the opening and was happy to see some of the changes that are in store for the SoNo Marketplace such as an expanded bar area and new restaurants.
This has been Dateline OmNomCT reporting.