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Sarasota - hard shell Maine lobsters 5.99/pound

cflynn Aug 23, 2012 12:16 PM

At Boothbay Lobster Direct on Hillview, just west of 41. I got 5 chix 1-1/4# each as a special for $30 - real nice and lively. Time to take advantage of the fishery glut!

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    cflynn Jan 10, 2013 05:17 PM

    Update - got 4 perfect lively lobsters and a pound of steamers today - just as great as the last time there.

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      juli5122 Aug 23, 2012 01:34 PM

      Thanks for the tip my husband has been clamoring for a lobster roll and the Sweetbay across the street has the rolls. Yea!

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      1. re: juli5122
        cflynn Aug 23, 2012 01:54 PM

        Very interesting to hear Juli - their sign out front read 'firm shells - 5.99' and that drew me in; never squeezed them as I was seeking the smaller ones. Just gave the chix the squeeze test and they are certainly not hard shell and not softies either - kind of in between. A summer lobster for sure. Enjoy!

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          cflynn Aug 23, 2012 04:23 PM

          AND they were sweet! Looking forward to the bisque with the leftovers

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            juli5122 Aug 25, 2012 05:18 PM

            Went today, they could not have been nicer, going to do a lobster boil tomorrow, potatoes, sausage and corn. Yea what an end of summer feast, thanks again cflynn.

      2. Veggo Aug 23, 2012 12:19 PM

        I'm all over that like a cheap suit, thanks, tho I'm sceptical about hard shells in August.

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          Veggo Aug 23, 2012 12:32 PM

          I just phoned them - 941-556-9039, she said hard shells are $9.99/ lb, soft shells $5.99. I don't quite know how they can have both in August.

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