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cincodemayo1 Jul 14, 2006 06:42 PM

Where can I buy some decently priced lobster?

Looking to make it at home. Either whole, just the tail, or just the meat.

Ralph's does it pretty well. You can usually get a 1lb for about $14, and you can get a nice size container of just the meat for about $8.

Any other options?

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    TomSwift RE: cincodemayo1 Jul 14, 2006 06:45 PM

    Head for a 99 Ranch Market. Live Maine lobster for about $8 a pound and they (at least at Sepulveda and Victory) have them up to 5 pounds if you want that large.

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      cincodemayo1 RE: TomSwift Jul 14, 2006 08:01 PM

      Wow....5lb sounds massive. I once shared a 10lb one at this place in NY (can't remeber the name) but they're known for their gigantic lobsters.

      I'll definitely have to check it out.

      Do they have precooked as well?

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        TomSwift RE: cincodemayo1 Jul 14, 2006 08:03 PM

        I've not seen precooked at 99 Ranch but they are able to cook fin fish so maybe they also can boil or steam the lobsters.

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          cincodemayo1 RE: TomSwift Jul 14, 2006 08:04 PM

          Do they always have 5lb lobsters available?

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            TomSwift RE: cincodemayo1 Jul 14, 2006 08:09 PM

            I'm not sure. I always tell the guy that I want a "real big one" and more often than not I get one that weighs in at 5 pounds or a little over.

    2. luswei RE: cincodemayo1 Jul 14, 2006 09:05 PM

      Ralph's, Gelsons, Fish King in Glendale, 99 Ranch, and someone just told me at the store right next door to BBQ Unlimited #2 on Melrose where you can buy lobsters and crabs at affordable prices (she didn't know the name of said store)

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        pezworld RE: cincodemayo1 Jul 16, 2006 12:27 AM

        A month or so ago we bought four 4-pounders at 99 ranch. 4 pounds is about the smallest size they have. But they were beautiful and $9 a pound.

        Really tricky to pull apart (my nephew was outside with a hammer once they were cooked!), but good eating!

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