When it comes to seafood restaurants, most are higher-end establishments, requiring hours of your time to enjoy a quality meal. But what happens when you want to enjoy seafood without all the pomp and circumstance? Your options are generally limited here in The Valley. At least that was the case. Not any more.
The restaurant Salad and Go has proven popular in metro Phoenix, as it caters not only to those looking for something healthy to eat but a quick, quality meal as well. The owners of Salad and Go have now turned their sights to the world of seafood, and have plans of opening several ‘Angie’s Lobster’ locations around town in the coming months.
Angie’s Lobster will harness the same grab-and-go setup of their popular salad restaurants, making it significantly easier to pick up quick seafood whenever you’re in the mood. Whether this might be a classic New England lobster roll (which is a long bun, packed full with lobster meat, and topped with a sauce), lobster fingers (essentially fish sticks but with lobster meat instead), or a number of other menu items.
The restaurant is named for co-founder Tony Christofellis’ mother, Angie, who immigrated from Greece to Boston and fell in love with the seafood of New England. While Angie passed away after an extended battle with cancer, Tony and his partner Roushan wanted to do something in her honor.
Plans are for nearly all meal menu options to be priced under $9.99. This is designed to help anyone afford a delicious seafood restaurant without having to spend a considerable amount. Even a lobster roll with fries in the New England area would cost nearly double that amount, so being able to sell such a meal for under $10 here in Arizona makes it an especially affordable option.
Several locations are in the works, with the first opening up at the corner of Hardy Road and Baseline in Tempe on November 30. Initially, the restaurant will be specifically walk-in only, but for anyone looking for a drive-through option, there’s no need to worry, as construction for the drive-through will finish sometime in early spring of next year.
For anyone not looking to drive to Tempe, a location in Phoenix at the intersection of Thunderbird Road and 43rd Avenue will open in January, and additional locations will also spring up in Glendale, Mesa, and North Phoenix by the summer.
To stay on top of the new locations as well as the complete menu, check out the photo spread of food at Angie’s Lobster’s website.