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Live Maine Lobster

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Saw live Maine lobsters at 99 Ranch this afternoon on special for $6.99/lb. That's not much more than what they're paying in the Boston area right now ( see this thread from the Boston board http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/616883 ). From what I could see in the tank it looked like they ranged from 2 - 5 lbs.

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  1. $5.98/pound for the 2-5 lb'rs at the Ranch 99 in San Gabriel.

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    1. re: monku

      Awesome. Wish I lived up there. Wonder if prices will stay low for awhile.

      By the way, I was at the 99 Ranch in Kearny Mesa in San Diego. I should have added to the title "San Diego".

      1. re: beantowntitletown

        they probably want to get rid of those buggers, their tanks were full of them.
        Had some out of towners last week and we must have killed off a dozen for the week at Zen Mei Bistro @ $9.99 each. Zen Mei Bistro is in LA Chinatown. Although a friend went to Sam Woo in Las Vegas @ $38/ pound.

    2. $6.99/lb at Truong Phat (Linda Vista Road) on Sunday. One in front of the tank was scary big- as long as my forearm and the tail was curled. Had to be at least 15 lbs.

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      1. re: Cathy

        I assume these are sourced from China or elsewhere in Asia. Truong Phat and 99 Ranch's lobsters are **never ever** as tasty as lobsters brought in from the cold waters of Maine and the east coast of Canada. It's worth paying more (though not $30 / lb more!!)