Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Lhotse Foster and Lorin Smaha, of Freshie’s Lobster Company, put the finishing touches on halibut stuffed with lobster while competing to represent Utah in the Great American Seafood Cook-off at Harmon’s City Creek in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
June 15 is celebrated as National Lobster Day, another excuse for lobster lovers to eat their favorite seafood delicacy.
However, according to History.com, lobster wasn’t always considered the fancy feast it is today.
“When the first European settlers reached North America, lobsters were so plentiful that they would reportedly wash ashore in piles up to 2 feet high,” the website states. “Their bounty made them a precious source of sustenance during hard times — and gave them a nasty reputation as the poor man’s protein.”
It wasn’t until the 1880s that diners in Boston and New York City began consuming lobster more widely.
In honor of National Lobster Day, here are six places in Utah to eat lobster or lobster dishes. This is not an all-inclusive list.
With locations in Downtown Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights and South Jordan, Market Street Grill has been serving seafood to Utah since 1980. Each location also has an oyster bar specializing in fresh oysters but also serves other seafood, including…