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Wednesday
Aug272014

Wreckfish and Weekend Specialties 8.28.14

This week, we're featuring wreckfish, a rare finfish from an artisan fishery off the coast of South Carolina.  Named because of its penchant for swimming in deep waters - often around abandoned shipwrecks- wreckfish is a notoriously difficult fish to catch.  Fishing equipment consists of single weighted lines with no more than a handful of circle hooks baited with squid.  This artisan method of fishing protects the environment by ensuring no destruction of the sea-floor habitat and no discarded by-catch.  Wreckfish has a sweet flavor and thick, flaky fillet that is similar to grouper.

Please note that we will be closed on Monday, September 1st for Labor Day.  We’ll be open normal hours all other days.

Now onto the good stuff…

Specialty Items 

Anchovies, Pacific

Albacore, Pacific

Cod Cheeks, MA

Dover Sole, Spain

King Salmon, Troll Caught, AK

Mako, NJ

Razor Clams, MA

Sea Urchin, CA

Sockeye, Aleutian Islands, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Tilefish, NJ

Turbot, Spain

Wreckfish, SC

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

Indian Creek, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Irish Point, Hunter River, PEI

Taunton Bay, Taunton Bay, ME

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Cotuit, Cotuit Bay, MA

Standish Shore, Duxbury Bay, MA

Oyster Ponds, Orient Bay, NY

Hog Neck, Peconic Bay, NY

Montauk Pearl, Lake Montauk, NY

Cape May Salt, Deleware Bay, NJ

Barron Point, Little Skookum Inlet, WA

Eagle Rock, Totten Inlet, WA

Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another edition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.

 

Sincerely,

The Lobster Place

Monday
Aug252014

Labor Day Hours

Labor Day is right around the corner and we're looking forward to helping all of you make the best of it.  Please note that we will be open during normal business hours during the week Mon-Sat (9:30am-9pm) and Sunday (10am-8pm) and we will be closed on September 1st.

Along with a full line-up of finfish, lobsters, oysters and other shellfish, we're busy lining up a stellar list of specialty products for the week.  Don't forget to check out our blog on Thursday to get a weekly inside peek into what's fresh at the market and to see a full list of the specialty items and oysters thats we'll have on hand at the store. 

Feel free to give us a call (212-255-5672) if you need to place any large advanced orders or have any questions regarding availability.  Looking forward to seeing you over the week and we wish you a Happy Labor Day!!

Wednesday
Aug202014

Oyster Ponds and Weekend Specialties 8.21.14

After a long hiatus to build up inventory, Oyster Ponds (formerly known as Race Rocks) are finally back and will be served up on the half shell this weekend.  You may remember Oyster Ponds from their green mantle, which is a unique characteristic you’ll only find with oysters grown in the Orient Oyster Ponds located on the tip of the North Fork of Long Island.  The Oyster ponds are blessed with daily tides that can reach 6 knots of speed at a time, bringing in nutrient rich water from the Peconic Bay.  Not only does this exceptionally fast tide help grow out these beauties; it also helps promote cup definition and strong shells by gently tumbling the oysters in their natural state.  Rather than use an upweller (a commonly used device to bring nutrient rich water to seeds in an effort to promote growth) for new seed, the folks at Oyster Pond Shellfish Company simply hang the seed off the dock and let the tides do the work.  After a couple of months, the seed are big enough to be transferred to ADPI bags that rest on the bottom of the Oyster Ponds (see pic above).  In 15 months’ time, their ready for market and transferred from the water to a refrigerated truck every Thursday for delivery.  It doesn’t get any fresher than that! 

Now onto the good stuff…

Specialty Items 

Albacore, Pacific

Blackfish, RI

Bonito, FL

Dover Sole, Spain

King Salmon, Troll Caught, AK

Kona Kanpachi, HI

Mahogany Clams, ME

Opah Belly, HI

Razor Clams, MA

Live Scallops, MA

Sockeye, Aleutian Islands, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

La St. Simon, Saint Simon Bay, NB

Fire Lake, Cape Jouriman, NB

Caraquete, Northumberland Strait, NB

Pickle Point, Hope River, PEI

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Cotuit, Cotuit Bay, MA

Onset, Buzzards Bay, MA

Sunken Meadow, Cape Cod Bay, MA

Standish Shore, Duxbury Bay, MA

Cedar Island, North Point Judith Pond, RI

Moonstone, Point Judith Pond, RI

Watch Hill, Winapaug Pond, RI

Cape May Salt, Deleware Bay, NJ

Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

Calm Cove, Hood Canal, WA

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another edition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.

Sincerely,

The Lobster Place

Wednesday
Aug132014

Dover Sole and Weekend Specialties 8.14.14

Here's something you won't see too often in the states:  Fresh Dover Sole, flown straight in from Spain.  Typically any Dover Sole we see is either frozen or previously frozen.  These fish pictured above are in rigor when they hit our loading dock and are truly special.  For those of you who don't know, Dover Sole is the only true species of sole.  The "sole" varieties such as lemon and gray that we have in American waters aren't actually sole, but right eyed flounder.  Dover Sole have a wonderfully pleasing mild, sweet flavor and go great with rich sauces and best cooked on the bone.

 

Now onto the good stuff…

 

Specialty Items 

Albacore, NJ

Blackfish, RI

Cod Cheeks, MA

Dover Sole, Spain

Escolar, Gulf of Mexico

King Salmon, Bristol Bay, AK

Kona Kanpachi, HI

Blue Marlin, HI

Monchong, HI

Opah Belly, HI

Razor Clams, MA

Sockeye, Aleutian Islands, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Golden Tilefish, NJ

Wahoo, Hawaii

 

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

La St. Simon, Saint Simon Bay, NB

Cooke’s Cocktail, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Pickle Point, Hope River, PEI

Taunton Bay, Taunton Bay, ME

Weskeag, Weskeag River, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Thatch Island, Barnstable Harbor, MA

Onset, Buzzards Bay, MA

Sunken Meadow, Cape Cod Bay, MA

Standish Shore, Duxbury Bay, MA

East Beach Blonde, Charlestown Salt Pond, RI

Watch Hill, Winapaug Pond, RI

Montauk Pearl, Lake Montauk, NY

Cape May Salt, Deleware Bay, NJ

Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another edition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.

 

Sincerely,

The Lobster Place

 

Wednesday
Aug062014

Celebrating Finfish and Weekend Specialties 8.7.14

Another great finfish weekend as local fisheries are in full swing for the summer.  In addition to some great local tilefish and blackfish we have some pristine Wahoo coming up from the Gulf.  Wahoo has a meaty texture, moderate flavor and holds up well with stronger marinades and high heat on the grill.  In Hawaii they call it Ono, which means good to eat.  Need we say more?

Now onto the good stuff…

Specialty Items 

Blackfish, RI

Barracuda, Gulf of Mexico

Diver Scallops (live), MA

John Dory, MA

King Salmon, Bristol Bay, AK

Kona Kanpachi, HI

Mako, NJ

Opah Belly, HI

Pompano, FL

Razor Clams, MA

Sockeye, Aleutian Islands, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Golden Tilefish, NJ

Wahoo, Gulf of Mexico

 

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

Caraquete, Northumberland Strait, NB

Lady Chatterley, Northumberland Strait, NB

Indian Creek, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Cotuit, Cotuit Bay, MA

Sunken Meadow, Cape Cod Bay, MA

Mayflower, Cape Cod Bay, MA

Standish Shore, Duxbury Bay, MA

Hog Neck, Hog Neck Bay, NY

Cape May Salt, Deleware Bay, NJ

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Shooting Point Salt, Little Machipongo Inlet, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Hammersle, Hammersley Inlet, WA

Pickering, Pickering Passage, WA

Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another edition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.

Sincerely,

The Lobster Place