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Mike Urban

Biography:

Mike Urban is an award-winning food and travel writer, book editor and packager, and former vice president and associate publisher of the Globe Pequot Press. He has written three books on New England: Clam Shacks: The Ultimate Guide to New England’s Most Fantastic Seafood Eateries; Lobster Shacks: A Road-Trip Guide to New England’s Best Lobster Joints; and The New England Diner Cookbook: Classic and Creative Recipes from the Finest Roadside Eateries. Mike lives in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, with his wife, Ellen, and their four children. Connect with Mike Urban on LinkedIn!

10 Best Clam Shacks in New England

22 votes, 3.91 avg. rating (78% 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

5 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% 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

48 votes, 3.48 avg. rating (69% score)

The lobster roll has become the New England summertime sandwich of choice. Tasty chunks of lobster meat drizzled... 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 »

Best Diners in New England

13 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% 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

96 votes, 3.29 avg. rating (65% score)

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

15 Best Diners in New England

15 Best Diners in New England

15 votes, 3.73 avg. rating (74% score)

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



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