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bkmiest Nov 23, 2009 03:27 PM

what's the best place to get live lobsters on the UES?

  1. NYCkaren Nov 24, 2009 01:18 PM

    Lots of fish markets in Chinatown have live lobsters. Also Sea Breeze on Ninth Avenue near the Port Authority. And I bought some over the summer from the Blue Moon guys at the Greenmarket. I haven't checked lately to see if they still have them.

    If you make that bisque recipe I'd love to read a report of how it went. It piqued my interest too.

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      gastrognome Nov 24, 2009 01:39 PM

      Down in China Town you can get good quality live Maine lobsters at the fish markets for about 19 dollars for 3 lobsters.

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        bkmiest Nov 25, 2009 12:29 PM

        Thanks to all for the suggestions. Are the Chinatown markets open on Thanksgiving, does anyone know? The places on the UES don't seem to be.

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          bkmiest Dec 1, 2009 10:10 AM

          Thanks again to everyone. We went to Lobster Farm in Chinatown (it was open until 2). The Bittman bisque was quite labor intensive but everyone loved it. I'm a bit of a perfectionist though, and thought the lobster meat was a bit tough--it may have been because we overboiled it a few minutes, though.

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            sourmango Dec 1, 2009 10:47 AM

            How much were the lobsters at the Lobster Farm? And, which one did you go to? The one on Hester?

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      Ann900 Nov 23, 2009 06:53 PM

      If you're looking for a restaurant, many place sn Chinatown (both Manhattan and Flushing) have tanks of live lobsters.

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        pbjluver Nov 23, 2009 06:16 PM

        do you mean a store or a restaurant?

        Stores:
        Agata & Valentina
        Citerella's

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          bkmiest Nov 24, 2009 07:57 AM

          yes, i meant a store. thanks! we are attempting the lobster bisque from sam sifton's recipe.

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