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Mike Urban


Mike Urban is an award-winning food and travel writer and a regular contributor to Yankee Magazine. He is the author of four books: Lobster Shacks, Clam Shacks, The New England Seafood Markets Cookbook, and The New England Diner Cookbook. He lives in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, with his wife and four children. Connect with Mike Urban on LinkedIn!
Top 10 Diner Dishes in New England

Top 10 Diner Dishes in New England

7 votes, 3.86 avg. rating (77% score)

When the winter winds begin to blow, one’s thoughts turn to comfort food—and the best comfort food in... Read More »

Best Diners in New England

20 votes, 3.65 avg. rating (73% score)

New England is the birthplace of the American diner. It’s also where diners and diner cuisine have developed... Read More »

12 Best Lobster Shacks in New England

12 Best Lobster Shacks in New England

108 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (66% score)

As summer approaches, lobster shacks along New England’s coast start popping open, like flowers in bloom, for the... Read More »

10 Best Fried Clams in New England

38 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (89% score)

The fried clam was likely invented about one hundred years ago in Essex, Massachusetts, by Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman.... Read More »

10 Best Clam Shacks in New England

41 votes, 3.84 avg. rating (76% score)

Summer in New England isn’t complete without enjoying some deep-fried seafood at a dine-in-the-rough clam shack. Food and... Read More »

The McDonald’s Lobster Roll Experience

9 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

The Golden Arches is once again selling lobster rolls in New England during the height of tourist season.... Read More »

The 10 Best Lobster Rolls in New England

55 votes, 3.55 avg. rating (71% score)

We held our local lobster expert’s feet to the fire and made him choose the 10 best lobster... Read More »

The Difference between Clam Shacks and Lobster Shacks

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

We asked our seafood expert Mike Urban, author of Clam Shacks (Cider Mill Press, 2011) and Lobster Shacks... Read More »

15 Best Diners in New England

15 Best Diners in New England

20 votes, 3.65 avg. rating (73% score)

New England is where the American diner began, and today, many cozy spots are still serving up great comfort food... Read More »

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