|Maine lobster and jumbo shrimp platter|
As we reported last year, Red Lobster is a guilty pleasure for a lot of diners. It's considered a lowbrow casual dining chain because of the price point and the ambiance. I mean, The Bristol is isn't. But at the risk of starting a food riot here, I prefer the light, savory biscuits at Red Lobster to those heavy, sugary, crumbly drops of cement passing themselves off as "biscuits" at The Bristol (I ate one two days ago and they're as dreadful as ever).
Although it might offend beloved Fat City commenter and local blogger Meesha's sensibilities (he was concerned that an intervention might be in order -- and he may be right!), I confess a fondness for the annual "Lobsterfest" promotion created by the Florida-based chain owned by Darden Restaurants, Inc. which also operates the very highbrow Capital Grille steakhouses.
Lobsterfest continues at the area Red Lobster locations through April 19, and if you don't mind waiting for a table there are some good deals, including the $19.99 grilled Maine lobster and jumbo shrimp dinner that includes a potato, a salad (I don't recommend the Caesar, which had enough dressing for three salads) and those terrific biscuits.The roasted rock lobster tail, steamed crab legs and garlic shrimp scampi dinner is currently priced at $22.99.