Spring has finally sprung, and summertime is just around the corner. After a cold, snowy, and looong Buffalo winter this means that when the outside temperature hits 60 degrees, to us, it may as well be a blistering summer day. Break out those shorts and tank tops Buffalo, let’s shed some layers and take our pasty selves to the parks or waterfront to soak up those blistering rays and get a good dose of vitamin D.
Besides becoming reacquainted with our long lost pal the sun, another thing to look forward to in the springtime is the opening of Dug’s Dive at the Outer Harbor-A casual dining atmosphere overlooking the Small Boat Harbor. Watch the water, while enjoying a nice cool beverage and a bite to eat. Listening to the seagulls squawk, the boats go by, and the water lapping at the dock- even a Long Islander like me can forget that I’m on a lake and not actually at some seaside joint somewhere on the Eastern Coast. This is especially true when I kick back at Dug’s to enjoy a Lobster Dawg. I love a good Lobster Roll, and it’s hard to come by one here in Western New York. The Dive's Lobster Dawg is served on a New England Style Roll (the way it should be) which is griddled on the outside and then split down the middle and stuffed with our Maine Lobster Salad made with fresh dill and topped with real ground bacon bits- which are made from our own house cured E.A.T. Market Bacon. Talk about taking it up a notch- bacon AND lobster? Yes, please! I look forward to ordering one every chance I get during the spring and summer season at Dug's Dive. All that's missing for me is the salty ocean air - oh, and I have to choose between ordering a side of the Shoestring Fries or the Sweet Potato Fries served with honey butter…. decisions, decisions….