Lobster To Go
Can any of you hounds recommend a place on the Westside that has live lobsters for take out that they'll fish out of the tank and cook and clean for you while you wait? Got a craving for a lobster roll assembled at home and have heard that some lobsters are better and tastier than others, so if anyone can point me in the right direction... Thanks!
If you are making classic New England lobster rolls, be wary of tails only as they are proably spiny lobster which has a different taste and you might be dissapointed. Check with Santa Monica Seafood. They very often have fresh-cooked lobster meat for sale. If not, ask them if they'll do it for you; my guess is that they probably will.
I know somewhere like Ruth's Chris would do it, albeit at a high price.
Less expensive, I'd call Ocean Ave Seafood.
Don't know if you mind supermarkets, but Ralph's definitely carry them, not all but a good number of them.
Costco sometimes also offers them, but I'd call because often they just have tails.
Oh yeah, and Gladstone's.