Sourcing Lobsters and Lobster Bibs (Downtown)
I'm looking to purchase 8-10 1.5-2lb live lobsters today or tomorrow, somewhere in or near the core. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best places to go, both in terms of quality and price?
Also, if anyone had any ideas on where to purchase lobster bibs, I'm all ears!
I picked up one live lobster today at T&T Milliken, and I'll steam it in a couple of hours. If it's good I'll post photos. If not, well...the price was the same, $8.99/lb.
I picked from a tank that had a lot of moribund lobsters. Two belly up. This never happened before, but T&T used to be independent. I chose one that had some life left in her (staff confirmed it was a female) and was able to speed backward in the tank.
Frankly, most were rejects today, and I'm not sure this is the fault of the seller: lobsters are held in a huge pound for weeks and months in the Maritimes (our tax dollars built the pound). At this time of year they will be caught sometime earlier.
Why does Milliken restaurant appear in this this post, mods?
7725 Birchmount Rd, Markham, ON L3R9X3, CA
St. Lawrence market, some seafood markets and some dollar stores carry the lobster bibs but it is hit or miss. When Ikea has craw dad season usually mid may, they carry quite fancy bibs.
I had a good lobster from T&T yesterday. I haven't really had a bad one from them, but I pick carefully. The second photo shows the two small egg spinnerets of the female, which is preferable for a tender, juicy lobster.
This one was priced at $9.50, and the service was good.