Grey Sole and Weekend Specialties 9.3.15 September 02 2015 Posted in

Flounder species are seemingly prolific in northern waters, but not all are created equal.  This week we have some great looking Grey Sole (aka witch flounder) in from Massachusetts.  While peak availability is typically between November and April, we do see it occasionally in the summer months.  When it’s around, grab it!  Grey Sole is prized for its sweet flavor and fine flake.   Check out this great sole fillets with herbed wine sauce recipe below for some inspiration.

Please note, we’ll be closed on Monday September  7th, in observance of Labor Day, but open normal hours all other days.

Specialty Items 

Albacore, Canada

Grey Sole, MA

Haddock, ME

King Salmon, AK

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Sockeye, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

Little Shemogue, Shemogue Bay, NB

Lady Chatterly, Northumberland Strait, NB

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Sunken Meadow, Cape Cod Bay, MA

Whitecap, Cape Cod Bay, MA

Wellfleet, Wellfleet Harbor, MA

Wild Goose, Narragansett Bay, RI

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

Copps Island, Long Island Sound, NY

Oyster Pond, Orient Bay, NY

Cape May Salt, Delaware Bay, NJ

38 North, St Mary’s River, MD

Broadwater, Occhannock Creek, VA

Eagle Rock, Totten Inlet, WA

Judd’s Cove, San Juan Channel, 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


Marlin and Weekend Specialties 8.27.15 August 26 2015 Posted in

This week we’re featuring some great looking Blue Marlin, coming in from Hawaii.  Marlin has a rich, full flavor, similar to swordfish, with a meaty texture.  They’re typically caught using long lines in Hawaii and Florida and are available year-round on a limited basis.  Marlin’s meaty texture makes it an ideal for the grill.  Check out this grilled marlin recipe here.

Specialty Items 

Albacore, MA

Blood Clams, MA

Cod Cheeks, MA

Grey Sole, ME

Hake, ME

King Salmon, WA

Marlin, HI

Opah, HI

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Sockeye, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Tuna Belly, HI

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

Summerside, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Lady Chatterly, Northumberland Strait, NB

Schoodic, St. Croix River, ME

Wallace Bay, Wallace Bay, NS

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Weskeag, Weskeag River, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

Riptide, Westport Estuary, MA

Wellfleet, Wellfleet Harbor, MA

Bristol Bay, Narangansett Bay, RI

Mystic, Long Island Sound, CT

Oyster Pond, Orient Bay, NY

Cape May Salt, Delaware Bay, NJ

Pickering, Pickering Passage, WA

Hammersley, Hammersley Inlet, WA

Judd’s Cove, San Juan Channel, 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


Delivery Made Easy via Amazon Fresh and Weekend Specialties 8.20.15 August 20 2015 Posted in

We’re with you; it can be difficult navigating the crowds of Chelsea Market when all you want to do is grab some ingredients to cook at home.  Lucky for you we have just the solution for what ails you, Amazon Fresh!  You may have caught on already, but we’re partnering with Amazon Fresh to bring you over 100 items from our store direct to your door.  Place your order on Amazon Fresh by 10am and get it delivered to your door the next day.  Amazon Fresh is now delivering to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and parts of New Jersey and West Chester with more zip codes coming online daily.  Check out our storefront on Amazon Fresh here.  

Specialty Items 

Albacore, MA

Blood Clams, MA

Boston Mackerel, MA

Coho, AK

King Salmon, AK

Sardines, ME

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Sockeye, AK

Trigger Fish, NC

Wreckfish, SC

Oyster Lineup

Fire Lake, Cape Jouriman, NB

Summerside, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Wallace Bay, Wallace Bay, NS

North Haven, Heidi’s Pond, ME

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

Pleasant Bay, Little Pleasant Bay, MA

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Riptide, Westport Estuary, MA

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

East Beach Blonde, Charlestown Salt Pond, RI

Mystic, Long Island Sound, CT

Copps Island, Long Island Sound, CT

Oyster Pond, Orient Bay, NY

Hog Neck, Peconic Bay, NY

Broadwater, Occhannock Creek, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

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


Wahoo and Weekend Specialties 8.13.15 August 12 2015 Posted in

We have a pristine Wahoo coming direct from Hawaii on Friday.  Over there they call it “Ono” or “good to eat” and Hawaiians are certainly dead on with the name.  Wahoo have a deliciously fatty and sweet taste with a meaty texture.  There are no organized fisheries for Wahoo, perhaps because they do not school. They’re typically caught commercially as by-catch of tuna and sword fisheries and are most commonly hauled in via long lines.  Wahoo are prevalent all year, but are most common in the summer.  Folks from the Caribbean get a kick out of Wahoo as well.  Check out this Caribbean Wahoo recipe, which pairs the fatty, sweet taste with fiery scotch bonnet and sweet coconut milk.

Specialty Items 

Albacore, MA

Boston Mackerel, MA

Blue Crabs (live), MD

King Salmon, AK

Sardines, ME

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Sockeye, AK

Wahoo, HI

Whiting, MA

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

La St. Simon, St Simon Bay, NB

Fire Lake, Cape Jouriman, NB

Summerside, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Wallace Bay, Wallace Bay, NS

Schoodic, St. Croix River, ME

Taunton Bay, Taunton Bay, ME

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Weskeag, Weskeag River, ME

Wellfleet, Welfleet Harbor, ME

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

Oyster Pond, Orient Bay, NY

Hog Neck, Peconic Bay, NY

38 North, St Mary’s River, MD

Broadwater, Occhannock Creek, VA
Chincoteague Salt, Chincoteague Bay, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Eagle Rock, Totten Inlet, WA

Barron Point, Little Skookum 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

 


Atlantic Dory and Weekend Specialties 8.6.15 August 05 2015 Posted in

John Dories are known around Europe as Saint Peter’s fish because of the prominent gold- ringed black spot on the fish’s flesh that is the supposed mark of Saint Peter.  They’re well sought after for their mild flavor, rich texture and fine flake. The American counterpart (American or Atlantic Dory) are just as delicious by not as well-known over here because they are not fished commercially.  This Thursday, we’ll have a small run of Atlantic Dories coming in from Massachusetts that were caught as by-catch from trawlers.  Come see what all the fuss is about.  If you’re looking for inspiration, we recommend pan-searing the fillets with a classic French à la Meunière sauce.  Click here for the recipe.

Specialty Items 

Albacore, MA

Atlantic Dory, MA

Blowfish Tails, MD

Bonito, MA

King Salmon, AK

Opah Belly, HI

Sardines, ME

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Sockeye, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Tuna Belly, HI

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

Northern Light, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Conway Pearl, Cascumpeque Bay, PEI

Caribou, Northumberland Strait, NB

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Rocky Nook, Kingston Bay, MA

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

Nantucket Island, Nantucket Harbor, MA

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

Oyster Pond, Orient Bay, NY

Hog Neck, Peconic Bay, NY

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Eagle Rock, Totten Inlet, WA

Flap Jack Cove, Eld 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


Bonito and Weekend Specialties 7.30.15 July 29 2015 Posted in

Along with the heat, the dog days of summer bring South Atlantic fish up the Gulf Stream to the Northeastern Atlantic coast.  Bonito happens to be one of these fish and its presence is always welcome this time of year.  Bonito are available in the summer and early fall in the Northeast.  Bonito are members of the Mackerel family; although they are often resemble small tuna.  Bonito have a pronounced tuna flavor with firm, fine flaked flesh.  Bonito are wild-caught typically using cast nets, gillnets, or hook and line methods.  This week’s catch is from Massachusetts.  Check out this great charred spiced bonito taco recipe here.

Specialty Items 

Albacore, MA

Bonito, MA

Boston Mackerel, MA

Cod Cheeks, MA

King Salmon, AK

Sardines, ME

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Soft Shells, MD

Oyster Lineup

Summerside, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Pickle Point, Hope River, PEI

Daisy Bay, Hunter River, PEI

Northern Light, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Wallace Bay, Wallace Bay, NS

Caribou, Northumberland Strait, NB

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Weskeag, Weskeag River, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Riptide, Westport Estuary, MA

Washburn, Waquoit Bay, MA

Oyster Pond, Orient Bay, NY

Hog Neck, Peconic Bay, NY

Cape May Salt, Delaware Bay, NJ

38 North, St Mary’s River, MD

Broadwater, Occhannock Creek, VA

Pickering, Pickering Passage, WA

Wolf Beach, 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


Coho and Weekend Specialties 7.23.15 July 22 2015 Posted in

Summer hits keep on coming.  We’re starting to see more consistent supply of wild Cohos and we have first product of season coming in today.  Cohos are always late to the party when it comes to summer salmon runs, but they’re worth the wait.  More of a value buy when compared to Kings, Coho’s have a mild salmon taste and a large-flaked meat with a beautiful orange color.  They’re caught in rivers through the Pacific Northwest using a variety of methods including trolling, seines and gillnets.  Coho’s run from late summer to fall. Check out this broiled salmon with cucumber-dill butter sauce here for any inspiration.

Specialty Items 

Blowfish, MD

Coho, AK

Escolar, FL

John Dory, MA

King Salmon, AK

Opah, HI

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Soft Shells, MD

Sturgeon, CA

Tuna Belly, HI

Wahoo, HI

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

St Simon, St Simon Bay, NB

Summerside, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Northern Light, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Fire Lake, Cape Jouriman, NB

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

North Haven, Heidi’s Pond, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

East Beach Blonde, Charlestown Salt Pond, RI

Oyster Pond, Orient Bay, NY

Hog Neck, Peconic Bay, NY

Empire, Long Island Sound, NY

Cape May Salt, Delaware Bay, NJ

Wild Cat, Eld Inlet, WA

Barron Point, Little Skookum 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


Pompano and Weekend Specialties 7.16.15 July 15 2015 Posted in

Some gorgeous Pompano in this weekend from Florida.  While commercial harvests are typically low, Pompano is available year round, with most landings coming between spring and fall.  This fish is worth the wait, with strong, full flavor and a succulent and oily flesh.  Try this recipe here for inspiration.

Specialty Items 

Albacore, HI

Blowfish, MD

John Dory, MA

King Salmon, AK

Opah, HI

Pompano, FL

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Sockeye, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Trigger Fish, MD

Tuna Belly, HI

Wreckfish, SC

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

St Simon, St Simon Bay, NB

Conway Pearl, Cascumpeque Bay, PEI

Gooseberry, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Irish Point, Hunter River, PEI

Indian Creek, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Summerside, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Tatamagouche, Tatamagouche Bay, PEI

Weskeag, Weskeag River, ME

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

East Beach Blonde, Charlestown Salt Pond, RI

Copps Island, Long Island Sound, CT

Hog Neck, Peconic Bay, NY

Cape May Salt, Delaware Bay, NJ

Broadwater, Occhannock Creek, VA

38 North, St Mary’s River, MD

Paradise Cove, Deep Bay, BC

Eld Inlet, Eld Inlet, WA

Sun Hollow, Hood Canal, 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.

 


Crab and Beer Boil @ Cull & Pistol and Weekend Specialties 7.9.15 July 08 2015 Posted in

The sweltering humidity has officially hit the East Coast.  While AC will do just fine to cool you off, we advocate a healthy dose of seafood and beer.  Lucky for you, we’re throwing the first ever Blue Crab and Beer Boil on Sunday July 19th at Cull & Pistol.   $59 will get you unlimited old bay blue crabs and bottomless pitchers of Narragansett for 2.5 hours.  To make a reservation for the 5pm seating click here.  Hope to see you there!

Specialty Items 

Albacore, HI

Atlantic Mackerel, MA

Blowfish, MD

Kajiki, HI

King Salmon, AK

Monchong, HI

Opah, HI

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Sockeye, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Sturgeon, CA

Tuna Belly, HI

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

Wallace Bay, Wallace Bay, NS

Caribou, Northumberland Strait, NB

Little Shemogue, Shemogue Bay, NB

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Pleasant Bay, Little Pleasant Bay, MA

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Hog Neck, Peconic Bay, NY

Cape May Salt, Delaware Bay, NJ

38 North, St Mary’s River, MD

Kushi, Deep Bay, BC

Eld Inlet, Eld Inlet, WA

Wolf Beach, Totten Inlet, WA

Sun Hollow, Hood Canal, 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


4th of July Weekend Specialties 7.2.15 July 02 2015 Posted in

The 4th is here!  We’re getting excited to fire up the grills.  Of course, it’s your duty as a good American to make sure seafood is part of your celebrations! For the first year in as long as we can remember we will be OPEN on July 4th.  We’ll have normal hours this week and weekend so stop by and stock up.

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.  Check out this email for the list.

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 weekend and we wish you a Happy Fourth of July!! 

Specialty Items 

Albacore, NC

Atlantic Mackerel, MA

Blue Crab (Live), MD

King Salmon, AK

Opah Belly, HI

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Sockeye, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Tuna Belly, HI

Wahoo, HI 

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

St Simon, St Simon Bay, NB

Little Shemogue, Shemogue Bay, NB

Gooseberry Bay, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Coup de Agnes, Northumberland Strait, NB

Schoodic Point, St Croix River, ME

North Haven, Heidi’s Pond, ME

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Pleasant Bay, Little Pleasant Bay, MA

Duxbury, Duxbury Bay, MA

Copps Island, Long Island Sound, CT

Cape May Salt, Delaware Bay, NJ

Broadwater, Occhannock Creek, VA

Chincoteague Salts, Chincoteague Bay, VA

Kushi, Deep Bay, BC

Wild Cat, Eld Inlet, WA

Barron Point, Little Skookum 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


Wreckfish and Weekend Specialties 6.25.15 June 24 2015 Posted in

We have some great looking Wreckfish coming in this week.  Although Wreckfish are found all along the East Coast, most commercial landings are from the Charleston Bump, a deep-water bank located 80 to 100 miles off the cost of South Carolina.  Wreckfish enjoy deep-water habitats around sheltered structures and are caught using heavy-duty hydraulic reels with 1/8 inch cables.  The fishery is well managed to ensure long term sustainability.  While they can be tough to catch, the result is well worth the effort.  Wreck fish have a large flake, sweat flavor and nice skin that crisps well.  Check out this recipe for Wreckfish, succotash, tomato & herbs if you’re looking for ideas. 

Specialty Items 

Blue Crab (Live), MD

Crawfish, LA

King Salmon, AK

Opah Belly, HI

Sardines, ME

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Sockeye, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Triggerfish, VA

Tuna Belly, HI

Wahoo, HI

Wreckfish, SC

Yellowtail Snapper, FL

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

St Simon, St Simon Bay, NB

Blackberry, Foxley River, PEI

Irish Point, Hunter River, PEI

Daisy Bay, Hunter River, PEI

Conway, Cascumbeque Bay, PEI

Caribou, Northumberland Straight, NB

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Oyster Ponds, Peconic Bay, NY

Cape May Salt, Delaware Bay, NJ

Broadwater, Occhannock Creek, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Eld Inlet, Eld 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


Sockeye Salmon and Weekend Specialties 6.18.15 June 17 2015 Posted in

Sockeye Salmon runs have started in earnest and the product is looking great.  We have a nice shot coming in for this weekend and should expect to see it regularly through August. Sockeye are Wild-caught in rivers throughout the Pacific Northwest using a variety of methods including trolling, seines and gillnets. This week's catch comes from Kodiak, Alaska and was caught using gillnets.  Sockeye have a mild salmon taste and a delicate, colorful and large flaked flesh.  Not sure how to cook it? try this recipe

Specialty Items 

King Salmon, AK

Monkfish Cheeks, MA

Sardines, ME

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Sockeye, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

St Simon, St Simon Bay, NB

Sumerside, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Blackberry, Foxley River, PEI

Irish Point, Hunter River, PEI

Daisy Bay, Hunter River, PEI

Conway, Cascumbeque Bay, PEI

Caribou, Northumberland Straight, NB

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Rocky Nook, Kingston Bay, MA

Duxbury, Duxbury Bay, MA

Copps Island, Long Island Sound, CT

Oyster Ponds, Peconic Bay, NY

Cape May Salt, Delaware Bay, NJ

Broadwater, Occhannock Creek, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Nisqually, Nisqually Reach, WA

Chelsea Gem, Eld 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


National Lobster Day (June 15th) and Weekend Specialties 6.11.15 June 10 2015 Posted in

What’s the deal with National Lobster Day?  Glad you asked.  Given the proliferation of national food days, it’s only fitting we jump in.  It just so has it that this Monday June 15th, is National Lobster Day.  To kick things off in style, we’re offering two great specials.  The Lobster Place Seafood Market will be offering one 1.5lb steamed lobster, choice of side and beer or wine for $25.   If you’re looking for more of a sit down, Cull&Pistol is bringing back the foot long lobster roll.  Of course if you’re a pro, pick up a live one and try the featured split grilled lobster recipe.

Specialty Items 

Albacore, HI

Blackfish, MA

Blood Clams, MA

Blue Crab (Live), MD

Cod Cheeks, MA

Crawfish (Live), LA

Haddock, ME

Halibut, ME

King Salmon, AK

Scallops (Live), MA

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Sockeye, AK

Soft Shells, MD

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

Fire Lake, Cape Jouriman, NB

Conway, Cascumbeque Bay, PEI

Coup des Agnes, Northumberland Strait, PEI

Irish Point, Hunter River, PEI

Summerside, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

Copps Island, Long Island Sound, CT

Oyster Ponds, Peconic Bay, NY

Chincoteague Salt, Chincoteague Bay, VA

Broadwater, Occhannock Creek, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Wolf Beach, Totten Inlet, WA

Pine Street, Oakland Bay, WA

Chelsea Gem, Eld 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


Amberjack and Weekend Specialties 6.4.15 June 04 2015 Posted in

Great looking Amberjack from Florida just came in.  While Amberjack is often outshined by its more well-known relative, Hamachi, this value fish packs a lot of punch.  Amberjacks are prized for their sweet, mild flavor and buttery texture and are delicious pan-seared, baked or grilled.  Amberjack run from Nova Scotia to Brazil, with most concentrations in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Now onto the good stuff …

Specialty Items 

Amberjack, FL

Blackfish, MA

Blue Crab (Live), MD

Crawfish (Live), LA

Haddock, ME

King Salmon, AK

Scallops (Live), MA

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Soft Shells, MD 

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

La St Simon, St Simon Bay, NB

Fire Lake, Cape Jouriman, NB

Caribou, Northumberland Strait, NB

Lady Chatterly, Northumberland Strait, PEI

Coup des Agnes, Northumberland Strait, PEI

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

North Haven, Heidi’s Pond, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Riptide, Westport Estuary, MA

Oyster Ponds, Peconic Bay, NY

Cape May Salts, Delaware Bay, NJ

Chincoteague Salt, Chincoteague Bay, VA

Salish, Baynes Sound, BC

Paradise Cove, Deep Bay, BC

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Hammersley, Hammersley Inlet, WA

Flap Jack, Eld Inlet, VA

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


Blowfish Tails and Weekend Specialties 5.28.15 May 27 2015 Posted in

First Blowfish tails of the year are in this weekend, marking another unofficial start to summer.  Rest assured, we’re not talking about the poisonous Fugu.  These blowfish tails come from U.S blowfish (or Sea Squab) and are perfectly harmless.  They’re prized for their fillets, which resemble tiny chicken drumsticks, with a single bone running between two morsels of flesh.  The meat is lean and white, and meaty rather than flaky. 

Now onto the good stuff …

Specialty Items 

Atlantic Mackerel, MA

Blowfish Tails, NJ

Crawfish (Live), LA

Haddock, ME

King Salmon, AK

Opah Belly, HI

Scallops (Live), MA

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Soft Shells, MD

Tuna Belly, HI

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

La St Simon, St Simon Bay, NB

Indian Creek, Indian Creek, PEI

Lady Chatterly, Northumberland Strait, PEI

Daisy Bay, Hunter River, PEI

Weskeag, Weskeag River, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Rocky Nook, Kingston Bay, MA

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

Wellfleet, Wellfleet Harbor, MA

Copps Island, Long Island Sound, CT

Oyster Ponds, Peconic Bay, NY

Cape May Salts, Delaware Bay, NJ

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

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


Memorial Day Hours 2014 May 20 2015 Posted in

We're looking forward to kicking off the summer with an action packed weekend in the store. Please note that we will be open during normal business hours Saturday (9:30am-9pm) and Sunday (10:00am - 8PM).  We will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday May 25th.

Along with a full line-up of finfish, lobsters, oysters and other shellfish, our buyers have been busy this week sourcing other seasonal specialties in order to make sure we're fully stocked for the long weekend.  Don't forget to check back on 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 that's 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 this weekend and we wish you a Happy Memorial Day!!


Live Blue Crabs and Weekend Specialties 5.21.15 May 20 2015 Posted in

The official start of summer is here and nothing says summer like blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay.   We’ll have the first live #1 Jimmies of the season this Friday in anticipation of Memorial Day weekend.   For those of you not in the know, males are referred to as “Jimmies” and females are called “sooks.”  Jimmies are generally larger, meatier and more desirable for eating whole.  Number ones refer to the largest crabs out there but “large” is a bit of a shooting target.  Rest assured, number ones assure you the largest available.  Number twos are slightly smaller, and finally, number threes are usually a mix of un-graded, small crabs.  Usually all female.   Enough of the education though.  Stop on by, grab some crabs, old bay and let the good times roll!

Please note we will be open normal hours this weekend, but will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day on Monday May 25th

Now onto the good stuff …

Specialty Items 

Blue Crabs (Live), MD

Crawfish, LA

Halibut, ME

King Salmon, CA

Perriwinkles, MA

Scallops (Live), MA

Sea Urchin (Live), CA

Shad Roe, VA

Soft Shells, MD

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

Lady Chatterly, Northumberland Strait, PEI

Cooke’s Cocktail, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Gooseberry Bay, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Conway Cup, Cascumpeque Bay, PEI

North Haven, Heidi’s Pond, ME

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Osterville, West Bay, MA

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Mystic, Long Island Sound, CT

Copps Island, Long Island Sound, CT

Oyster Ponds, Peconic Bay, NY

Widow’s Hole, Peconic Bay, NY

Cape May Salts, Delaware Bay, NJ

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Barron Point, Little Skookum Inlet, WA

Nisqually, Nisqually River, 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


Cape Cod Day Boat Finfish and Weekend Specialties 5.14.15 May 13 2015 Posted in

A few good folks on the Cape have sent down some fantastic day boat finfish for the weekend, including Bluefish (picture above), Boston Mackerel, and Tilefish.  If those don’t pique your interest (and they should), we also have tons of great options including troll caught Kings from California and Mahi from South Carolina.  Don’t miss out on one last shot of Shad Roe either!

Now onto the good stuff …

Specialty Items 

Blackfish, VA

Bluefish, MA

Boston Mackerel, MA

Crawfish, LA

Haddock, ME

King Salmon, CA

Mahi, SC

Razor Clams, MA

Shad Roe, VA

Soft Shells, FL

Razor Clams, MA

Tilefish, MA

Oyster Lineup

Cooke’s Cocktail, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Daisy Bay, Hunter River, PEI

Coup des Agnes, Northumberland Strait, PEI

North Haven, Heidi’s Pond, ME

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Sweetneck, Katama Bay, MA

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Onset, Buzzards Bay, MA

Osterville, West Bay, MA

Bristol Bay, Coggeshall Cove, RI

Oyster Ponds, Peconic Bay, NY

Widow’s Hole, Peconic Bay, NY

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Hammersley, Hammersley Inlet, WA

Nisqually, Nisqually River, 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


Mother's Day Weekend Specialties 5.7.15 May 06 2015 Posted in

Mother’s day is this weekend and if you’re planning on giving Mom the ultimate gift of a home cooked meal, we’ve got you covered.  Of course, taking Mom out for a nice steamed lobster dinner either in the store or at Cull&Pistol would probably be welcomed as well.  This week, we’re featuring fresh Sablefish (Black Cod) from Oregon.  Now you’re probably wondering what fresh has to do with anything (of course the quality is good).  In fact, Sablefish is one of two fish, Chilean Sea Bass is the other, that always come to us in a frozen state.  The high oil content and long distance traveled to get here make Sablefish an ideal candidate to be frozen at sea in whole form and the vast majority of all product not destined for the west coast comes in this way.   This week we’ve happened to get our hands on some great looking fresh product.  This Sablefish is line caught off the coast of Oregon and has a rich, mild, and distinctive flavor with soft, velvety texture and large, moist white flakes. 

Now onto the good stuff …

Specialty Items 

Blackfish, VA

Bluefish, NY

Crawfish, LA

Haddock, ME

Halibut, ME

John Dory, MA

Jonah Crab (Live), ME

King Salmon, CA

Martha's Vineyard Bay Scallops, MA

Opah Belly, HI

Sea Urchin, Santa Barbara, CA

Soft Shells, FL

Tuna Belly, HI

Oyster Lineup

Cooke’s Cocktail, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Gooseberry Bay, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Indian Creek, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Blackberry Point, Foxley River,

Weskeag, Weskeag River, ME

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Onset, Buzzards Bay, MA

Osterville, West Bay, MA

Riptide, Westport Estuary, MA

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

Oyster Ponds, Peconic Bay, NY

Widow’s Hole, Peconic Bay, NY

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Chincoteague Salt, Chincoteague Bay, VA

Deep Bay, Deep Bay, BC

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Hammersley, Hammersley Inlet, WA

Pickering, Pickering Passage, WA

Salt Nugget, Hood Canal, 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


Monkfish Cheeks and Weekend Specialties 4.30.15 April 29 2015 Posted in

Take one look at the picture above and you’re probably instantly grossed out.  Often times, the uglier the fish, the tastier, and Monkfish is certainly no exception.  Monkfish are prized for their tails (in fact most heads are discarded on the boat), however the cheeks are arguably the best part.  Monkfish cheeks have a firm, dense and succulent meat.  Great cheeks arriving this Friday, so check them out!

Now onto the good stuff …

Specialty Items 

Blood Clams, MA

Blue Marlin, HI

Crawfish, LA

King Salmon, OR

John Dory, MA

Jonah Crab (Live), ME

Monkfish Cheeks, MA

Sea Urchin, Santa Barbara, CA

Soft Shells, FL

Wahoo, HI

Oyster Lineup

Village Bay, Bedec Bay, NB

Irish Point, Hunter River, PEI

Weskeag, Weskeag River, ME

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Flying Point, Maquoit Bay, ME

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Thatch Island, Barnstable Harbor, MA

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

Fishers Island, Block Island Sound, NY

Widow’s Hole, Peconic Bay, NY

Oyster Ponds, Peconic Bay, NY

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Hammersley, Hammersley Inlet, WA

Dabob, Dabob Bay, WA

Wild Cat Cove, Hood Canal, WA

Salt Nugget, Hood Canal, 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


Monchong and Weekend Specialties 4.23.15 April 22 2015 Posted in

Monchong is the headliner this week and we have some gorgeous whole fish incoming from Hawaii for the weekend.  Monchong are also known as Sickle Pomfret and has a pinkish flesh, firm texture and moderate flavor.  Its firm texture lends well to many preparations, however in our opinion the grill or the broiler is the way to go.  Monchong are caught in deep waters and are typically by-catch of tuna and sword longliners.  As by-catch goes, it doesn’t get better than this!     

Now onto the good stuff …

Specialty Items 

Amberjack, FL

Albacore, FL

Atlantic Mackerel, MA

Barramundi, MA

Blood Clams, MA

Crawfish, LA

Haddock, Gulf of Maine, ME

Jonah Crab (Live), ME

Madai, Japan

Monchong, HI

Monkfish Cheeks, MA

Sea Urchin, Santa Barbara, CA

Soft Shells, FL

Oyster Lineup

Village Bay, Bedec Bay, NB

Irish Point, Hunter River, PEI

North Haven, Heidi’s Pond, ME

Wiley Point Damariscotta River, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Thatch Island, Barnstable Harbor, MA

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

Pine Island, Long Island Sound, NY

Fishers Island, Block Island Sound, NY

Chincoteague Salt, Chincoteague Bay, VA

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Nisqually, Nisqually River, WA

Anchor Bay, Hood Canal, WA

Gold Creek, Hood Canal, WA

Salt Nugget, Hood Canal, WA

Hammersley, Hammersley 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


Soft Shells and Weekend Specialties 4.16.15 April 15 2015 Posted in

We thought they would never come.  Finally, Soft Shells will be in the store this Friday and until they’re sold out.  For those of you who don't know, soft shells on the east coast refer to Blue Crabs which have recently molted their old exoskeleton and are typically available from April to September. They begin to molt when water temperatures rise and the soft shell season works its way from south to north with the first availability typically coming from Florida before the season begins in the in the Chesapeake Bay, where over 90% of the total Soft Shell catch comes from. Over its two to three year lifespan, a blue crab outgrows and sheds its shell about 20 times! Once the blue crab molts, it typically takes four days for its shell to harden and in between, as you may know, the shell is soft enough to eat (thus Soft Shells). Watermen harvest soft shell crabs as peelers (about to shed), rank peelers (within hours of shedding), and busters (in the process of shedding). Soft Shells are great sautéed in butter or fried up as soft shell crab sandwich, and all they need is a simple cleaning.

A few quick words about all of our delivery options for those who tuned in last week:

 Prepared Foods Local Delivery

 Seafood Local Delivery in Manhattan and Brooklyn via Amazon Fresh

Seafood Kit Delivery via Pick Up, Local Delivery, and FedEx

Now onto the good stuff …

Specialty Items 

Atlantic Mackerel, MA

Crawfish, LA

Haddock, Gulf of Maine, ME

Jonah Crab (Live), ME

King Salmon, OR

Madai, Japan

Pompano, FL

Sea Urchin, Santa Barbara, CA

Soft Shells, FL

Oyster Lineup

Pickle Point, Hope River, PEI

Daisy Bay, Hunter River, PEI

Irish Point, Hunter River, PEI

Weskeag, Weskeag River, ME

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Tisbury, Tisbury Pond, MA

Osterville, West Bay, MA

Onset, Buzzards Bay, MA

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

Fishers Island, Block Island Sound, NY

Oyster Ponds, Orient Bay, NY

Chincoteague Salt, Chincoteague Bay, VA

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Pickering, Pickering Passage, WA

Hammersley, Hammersley 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