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Any suggestions where to get live Maine (not Pacific) lobsters either (i) to bring home and steam or (ii) at restaurants serving?

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  1. Convenient for us, we were happy to discover them at certain Fry's grocery stores - those that have a tank. They fly them in certain times of the year weekly and you can call ahead if you want anything bigger than 1-3/4 lbs and they will order. They're usually about $15/pound (ouch) but we buy them when they they intermittently go on "sale" for $9.99/lb; often around the holidays here. Some Albertson's have them in tanks too but we haven't found any bigger than 1-1/2 lbs; Fry's usually has a little larger.

    I'm a New England transplant so some favorites in addition to classic steamed or boiled (man, I really miss steamers too!) are those below. All lobsters I've cooked up since we moved here in these pics have been from Fry's:
    Pan-roasted with cognac, and Newburg
    http://www.chow.com/photos/530938
    Grilled
    http://www.chow.com/photos/352731

    I've only been for Happy Hour with CH drewb123 (and really liked it) but Eddie's House is on my list for their Maine lobster specials (such as currently).
    http://www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.c...

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    Eddie's House
    7042 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    1. I miss the steamers too and the full bellied fried clams and oysters.

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      1. re: biga290

        Don't forget fried smelt ;-)

        1. re: Da Beebz

          Thanks troublemakers. Now starving! CiaoGal once mentioned that Taylor's Chowder House has fried clams sometimes, though I haven't been yet. Not the same, but she says it's the closest she's found in Phoenix and they claim to use Ipswich clams.

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          Taylor's Chowder House
          3540 W Calavar Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053

          1. re: Rubee

            I'll have to stop by next week on my way Sedona. Oh the things we miss from back home during the summers. If I can only have a Harpoon right now. Go Bruins!

          2. re: Da Beebz

            Ah, "Smelt Night," a la Billy Crystal on SNL with Christopher Guest.

            Hunt

        2. Its been years since I've lived in Phx but I always got great Maine Lobsters from --
          Pete's Meat & Fish Company/Mc Dowell Fine Meats 2. 1719 E Mcdowell Rd
          Phoenix, AZ 85006-3035