Brace for lobster tater tots. Los Angeles-based food truck Cousins Maine Lobster is on a major expansion tear, with several new trucks launching in cities across the U.S. including Dallas.
Cousins has a legit lobster pedigree — it's owned by two cousins from Maine, Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac. Born as a single food truck, it now encompasses four trucks (with several more on the way) as well as a mail-order biz following a successful appearance on Shark Tank.
Per an earlier report from EscapeHatch, the truck menu includes lobster rolls in both classic New England (chilled, with mayo) and Connecticut (warm, with butter) styles, plus lobster tacos, lobster quesadillas, and lobster bisque. There's also lobster tots topped with lobster chunks, pico de gallo, and cilantro lime sauce, and a seriously oddball dessert strictly for the most enthusiastic of crustacean lovers: Maine lobster ice cream, which CultureMap Houston says consists of "buttery lobster meat in vanilla ice cream." Sure, why not.
Try lobster ice cream and the truck's other fare when it debuts Wednesday, March 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at SMU's Flagpole. UPDATE: A rep for Cousins Maine Lobster sends word that the truck's Dallas debut has been postponed. Stay tuned for further updates.