Help locating 5 lb fresh New England lobster (restaurant or on-line)
1) Does anybody know where we can go for a fresh East Coast 5 lb lobster meal? My wife & I enjoy eating the entire lobster. However, since she has RA, we find it easier to have 1 bigger lobster than 2 smaller lobsters (2 much shell & not enuf meat).
2) Also, as I am an excellent cook (I cook better than some restaurants, incl live lobsters), does anybody know a reliable on-line site for ordering tasty 5 pounders?
I should add that we r very picky on the quality of food we eat.
(I live in Thousand Oaks, CA - 35 mi NE of downtown LA - but will travel up 40 miles)
Ranch 99 Market on Sepulveda and Victory has 4lb and up. Can't vouch for a NE lobster. They have at least a dozen in their tank all the time
Mastro's has 2 to 6 lb Maine lobsters on their menu but I'd call first to check for availability if you insist on a gargantuan one. I had a 2.5-3 pounder there once many years ago, and I do not know why the tail meat was tough...perhaps due to the size/age or to overcooking. Since it was on another's expense account I didn't send it back primarily over concerns another lobster would come the same way. I will say though that there was a lot of meat. I would actually just get their seafood tower, a juicy bone-in steak, some sides, and a smaller lobster or two if money is no object.
I'd also consider calling the Lobster in SM to see if their lobsters are from Maine or not too and to check on the sizes.
246 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
1602 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90401
For online ordering sources, please post a separate query on the General Topics board where all web order purveyors are discussed. It might get you more options to consider.