When it comes to one coveted crustacean, bigger is not always better. “In the world of lobster, the older they get, the less flavor they have,” explains Jon Jacob, general manager of Bender’s Tavern in downtown Canton. That is why Bender’s lobster entree ($39.99) features two 4-oz. tails instead of one big one.
Lobster locale also plays a part in sweeter meat. “Cold water tails tend to have a little more flavor than warm water tails,” Jacob said. “Which is why we offer South African cold water tails.”