Civic Center EATS is a fair-weather Denver tradition entering its 10th year, bringing together Denver food trucks, live music, and a place to enjoy lunch in the sun or under a shaded umbrella. Every Tuesday and Thursday through October 8, over 30 food trucks converge at Civic Center Park to feed throngs of hungry lunch-goers. This year, we can sit outside and imagine we are on a wharf in Maine as we dig into an authentic New England Lobster Roll from the new Lobster Bliss Food Truck.
Rich Manzo and Jeff Reebie–who ultimately hope to open a lobster shack-style, brick-and-mortar restaurant here in Denver–are making their Denver debut with a big bold red food truck emblazoned with a giant white lobster.
“We’re tremendously excited to be bringing the Lobster Bliss experience to Denver,” says Rich Manzo. “Denver has never had an outlet like this for whole live Maine lobsters and other fresh, sustainable seafood, and we’re really looking forward to introducing Coloradans to an authentic ocean-to-plate experience.”
The centerpiece of the Lobster Bliss truck is its innovative 2,500-gallon tank, which maintains the crystal clear water at a constant 45 degrees and is filtered every 15 minutes. This tank creates a stable, controlled, and clean environment for the lobsters to thrive.
“You can really taste the difference this low-bacteria, sustainable environment brings out in the seafood. There’s a sweet taste and succulence you only find in lobsters fresh off the dock,” says Manzo. In addition to lobster and scallop rolls, the truck will serve lobster bisque, lobster mac-and-cheese, an ahi tuna sandwich, and scratch-made coleslaw. A taste of New England is now available in the heart of the Mile High City.
By Elizabeth Woessner | Online Editor