While visiting Greg’s daughter in the Phoenix Arizona area during Christmas, we saw first hand the deprivation of all things seafood and the lightbulb went on. Knowing the Maine Lobster industry from trap to table, it seemed a no brainer to bring a taste of the best Maine has to offer in the form of Maine Lobster Rolls, along with other traditional Maine fare to the incredibly Lobster/Seafood deprived.
Winter of 2010 was spent developing a plan to do just that.
Visiting Lobster processors turned up one with a unique process which uses only wild caught, sustainable, Maine Lobster, traceable back to the boat that caught it. Bingo!
I formulated a plan to get my supply from Maine to Arizona, which is now my proprietary process, had a 16′ trailer built and wrapped, applied for and got all the necessary health department permits and started applying to venues that I thought would be a good fit for my menu.
After 8 years of operating my island inn, I closed up shop in late September of 2011 and in January of 2012, along with Greg and my 3 daughters, The Maine Lobster Lady Food Truck made her inaugural appearance at The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show and Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona and it’s been a whirlwind ever since.
We continue to return annually to this prestigious event as well as others including Scottsdale’s Arabian Horse Show and The Scottsdale Festival of the Arts to name a few, even traveling to Las Vegas each spring for a large Food Truck festival!
In addition to my Traditional Maine Lobster Roll (which can also be ordered Connecticut Style-warm, drizzled with melted butter) my menu includes other Maine fare such as Lobster Bisque, Seafood Chowda, Lobster-Lobster Mac & Cheese, Fried Whole Belly Maine Clams, Fried Haddock Sandwiches, a wicked healthy and beautiful salad topped with Lobster, fresh veggies and fruit and my special Blueberry-Citrus Vinaigrette, Maine Blueberry Lemonade and Homemade Whoopie Pies. All menu items are scratch made right on the truck.
We have been operating seasonally in Arizona, returning to Maine for the summer months in order for Greg to keep up his Lobster fishing business while I operate a version of my Maine Lobster Lady truck on Isle au Haut.