The onslaught of out-of-towners in Rittenhouse continues apace:
You have Medium Rare fixing to go into the 1600 block of Sansom, Ocean Prime at 15th and Sansom, Cheesecake Factory at 15th and Walnut, Joe Coffee across from Rittenhouse Square, Good Stuff Eatery at 18th and Chestnut.
Now I'll tell you about Luke's Lobster, the casual specialist in lobster, crab and shrimp rolls from New York City by way of Maine.
Luke's will take over the former Bonte waffle shop in that subterranean space at 130 S. 17th St., next to Underdogs.
I understand that construction is about to begin. I should have a timeline shortly, per a company rep.
Luke's, which has spots in New York, DC, and Maryland, bills itself as the East Coast's most affordable lobster roll, "straight from the docks of Maine." Creator is a former lobsterman named Luke Holden, who founded the company in 1999 and gets all seafood from sister company Cape Seafood LLC of Maine.