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The Lobsta Truck: We May(o) Assert That Butta is Betta!

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The New England Lobster Roll is a tradition and a delicacy, and while you can grab a seat and go for a roll at several restaurants in Los Angeles, The Lobsta Truck has been rolling for a few weeks, and if you find them, you can find yourself with a pretty tasty sandwich in your hands.

The Lobsta Truck is all about the basics. The menu is small: Lobster rolls, Crab rolls, Clam Chowder, chips, Woopie Pies, and drinks. While truck chasers may enjoy the relative affordability from the new wave trucks and ingredient laden fusion options on expansive menus, when it comes to The Lobsta Truck you'll need a bit more cash, because you're going to get the pure, largely unadulterated real deal, in the form of lobster and crab flown in from the East Coast and Canada, in either a butter or mayo prep. A Lobster roll is $11, Crab roll $9, and the Chowder is $3.50/cup and $6/pint.

Here comes the decision: When it comes to the Lobster roll, should you get Butter or Mayo?

When faced with this exact quandary at the window of the truck, for those of us without strong ties to Massachusetts or Maine, there's the chance to ignite a new loyalty. The Lobsta Truck was kind enough to suggest a compromise--a half-and-half of each Lobster prep--on their rich, buttery roll. The taste test was on, and the results were unanimous: The Butter is better. Pairing perfectly with the bread, the butter-dressed version of the seafood meat lets the lobster's flavor shine without distraction.

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Don't you dare balk at the size, either. The Lobster roll is petite, but it is rich, filling, and satisfying. Grab a bag of Cape Cod chips to round out your meal, and something to sip on. Eat slowly and savor it...this is good stuff.

The Half-and-Half isn't on the menu (yet) but if you luck out with an accommodating truck staffer, you could conduct your own one-roll-two-preps taste test of your own. But if you simply must choose, the butter--er, butta--is better---er, betta.

Find out where The Lobsta Truck is parking via Twitter.