Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Want to know where to get the very best and the very freshest lobsters in New York City? And when I mean fresh, I mean 'a-couple-of-hours-off-the boat' fresh. Give up? At the very new, soon to be opened, Red Hook Lobster Pound.
Starting on April 25, Susan Povich and her husband Ralph Gorham will drive to Maine weekly and bring back the freshest lobster directly off the lobster boats and bring them back to their store at 284 Van Brunt Street.
When I stopped by to see Susan and Ralph, they showed me their new tanks and introduced me to some crustaceans. " We are bringing the fishing business back to Red Hook." Susan laughed.
You can contact Susan and Ralph at redhooklobster[ at ]gmail.com or by calling 646 326 7650. They are accepting pre-orders now.
And when you pick up your lobsters, make sure to check out the store's wonderful wall mural painted by local artist Jay Crider.
Oh, and in case you are feeling a bit apprehensive about preparing lobsters, Susan and Ralph have investigated the most humane way of cooking them. They will gladly tell you how.
For further information, check out The Red Hook Lobster Pound web page