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Sep 5, 2008 06:53 AM

In the mood for lobster.

The Palm comes to mind. Any other suggestions?

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  1. The long beach lobster fest this weekend?
    The Lobster in SM?
    San Gabriel Chinese places?
    Live Lobster Sashimi at Asanebo?
    Bristol Farms down south is having a lobster dinner thing.
    Delmonico's in Encino?
    Does Roy's do it?

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    1. re: Diana

      Could someone local and familiar please clarify whether the local lobster fests and the lobster referred to (or implied) in original posting and replies all refer to "Maine" lobster or whether the locals fests aren't "California" lobster, another critter altogether.

    2. The lobster festivals in San Pedro and Redondo beach are this month.
      Ports of Call Village, San Pedro Sept 19-21
      Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach Sept 26-28

      1. And just in case you are in the mood for something other than the old steamed with melted butter style go to:

        Newport Tan Cang Seafood Restaurant
        835 W Las Tunas Dr
        San Gabriel, CA 91776
        (626) 289-5998

        and order the green onion / ginger pan fried style "house lobster" special 6 pounder and prepare to become addicted.

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        1. re: Servorg

          Haven't been there but totally agree on the addictive factor of this style - every succulent bite is off the charts and I end up licking the shells clean...

          1. re: Servorg

            Thanks for the recommendation. My SO and I shared a 5and 1/4 pounder, with ginger and green onion although our waiter tried hard to convince us to have the “house special” with peppers and jalapeno. We took home the leftovers. Nobody warned me that it’s a “cash only” place. Luckily, I had cash. Also, you have to get there early as the place fills up quickly. Obviously a very popular place. $15.95 per pound I thought was reasonable

          2. For a slightly different twist, try the lobster taquitos at Ocean Seafood in Santa Monica.

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            1. re: broncosaurus

              We ordered them the last time we went to Ocean Ave. and they were pretty awful. Very little in terms of filling and flavor. Guacamole wasn't bad, though...

              It's a rip-off IMHO.

              1. re: wakko11

                Been a while but back in the day they were okay. Different stones for different bones, perhaps.

            2. I had a tasty plate of grilled lobster tail with delicious filet mignon at the Pacific Dining Car (SM location) last night. The lobster meat was removed from the shell and finished in a luscious butter saute. I began this simple, very nearly perfect meal with their fine, tangy Caesar salad and drank a glass of Ferrari-Carano cabernet. I'll have to exert willpower not to go back and have the same thing tonight!