Cousins Maine Lobster’s Sabin Lomac hosting new reality TV series
Filming has wrapped on the first season of the Cooking Channel’s new TV show “Seaside Snacks and Shacks,” a reality program hosted by Cousins Maine Lobster’s co-founder Sabin Lomac, according to a report from the Portland Press Herald.
A Maine native, Lomac started Cousins Maine Lobster as a single food truck in Los Angeles, California, with his cousin and business partner Jim Tselikis. One truck turned into an enterprise after the cousins appeared on the hit ABC series “Shark Tank,” and received backing from American bigwig businesswoman Barbara Ann Corcoran. The business, six years in, now operates 28 trucks out of 16 cities in the United States, and has three restaurants running in Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; and West Hollywood, California. The company plans to open new restaurant locations in Taichung, Taiwan, North Carolina, and Florida in the near future.
For his gig hosting “Seaside Snacks and Shacks,” Lomac will sample beach foods and cuisines from places across the United States, including California, the Carolinas, New England, south Florida, the Gulf Coast, and Lake Michigan.
The state of Maine will feature prominently in the TV series’ first season, with Lomac chowing down in his home state for four out of the six episodes comprising the show’s debut. He’ll stop by The Shack in Old Orchard Beach to taste its Crispy Lobster Roll with Brown Butter Hollandaise, as well as The Garage in Scarborough, a new barbecue restaurant boasting a Pork Belly Lobster BLT dish. Lomac will also visit childhood-favorite site Salty Bay Seafood in Scarborough to eat the establishment’s highly-regarded Clam Cakes and Fish Bits.
“I used to love being the first customer there,” Lomac told the Portland Press Herald regarding his cherished history with Salty Bay Seafood, which opens seasonally.
“Seaside Snacks and Shacks” debuted on the Cooking Channel on 19 July. The show airs on Thursdays at 10 p.m.