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Fresh Lobster in YYC? Price vs. Quality?

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Doing lobster for Valentines. I've gotten medium sized fresh ones at North Sea Fish in Crowfoot before for about $30 a critter.

Is a place like StupidStore or T&T going to be that much cheaper? Has anyone noticed a difference in quality between a seafood specific shop and a general grocery store?

Thanks.

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  1. I was wondering about that myself today!

    1. Bought some at Sobey's Shawnessey and they were surprisingly sweet with full claws, a sign that they haven't spent too much time in a pound. $13 per pound.

      Generally they are cheaper at Superstore and T & T, but not always. Also, Superstore and T & T usually have good turnover.

      That said, quality will vary anywhere unless the green soon-to-be red guys are shipped soon after capture.

      1. Sobeys has a deal on for Valentine's: Live lobster for $9.99/lb. I often buy from them when there's a sale; Larry (the seafood guy at Coventry location) tells me they get the lobster from Billingsgate, and truthfully I have yet to be disappointed. My two lobsters came in at $28 yesterday and were tender, sweet, and the claws full.

        On that note, I bought a live lobster the other day from Stupid Store, and it was exactly opposite. The meat in the claws was minuscule and the shell was surprisingly soft to the point I could crack it with my hands w/o injury. Won't be going back to SS for lobster. There was something hinky about that critter...

        1. My son works at Sobey's in Silverado. He brought me home five delicious lobsters on Saturday night..http://dishnthekitchen.wordpress.com/...

          1. I've bought other things before from Boyd's on 14th St and never a problem. They seem to have a nice selection of lobsters all the time.