Posts Tagged ‘lobster’

D.C. Restaurants Face Mussels Shortage Due to Frozen Waters

Oysters and lobsters have also been in short supply.

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

With Scott Reitz's last week's cover story blockbuster on Taylorgate and D.C. bread culture, it may have been easy to look over Melissa McCart's Young & Hungry column on winter lobster. On a quick weekend trip to Brooklyn, I happened to hang out in the home neighborhood of D.C.'s favorite lobster truck, Red Hook—which has […]

A Lobster in Winter

Catching lobster in the dead of winter isn’t for the faint of heart. As the temperature dips and lobsters grow hard shells, they migrate to warmer waters in deeper seas, far from shore. Only the most determined fishermen will face open seas and hazardous conditions to bring in a winter catch. Demand for the crustaceans […]

Lobster Hawkers Wade Into Neighborhood Name Game

While it's not really news that the Red Hook Lobster Pound's D.C. truck will be stationed for lunch near 19th and L streets NW—good luck finding parking!—it might be worth noting that the Brooklyn-based lobster folks are confused about what neighborhood they'll be serving. (And they'll have "[s]hrimp, warm lobster, clam chowder & hot cider!") […]

Having an Enhanced Lobster Roll Experience, Indoors

If you eat a lobster roll indoors, does it taste better? I’m not entirely sure, but this is something I’m trying to figure out. It’s an idea that runs against proper lobster-roll consumption conventions. The buttery delight is definitely something that’s most often enjoyed outdoors, regardless if you’re dockside in Maine, curbside in the District […]

Lobster Zone Teases Patrons With Would-Be Lobster Dinner

Down the length of the bar at Ramparts Tavern & Grill patrons line up and burn cigarettes while contraptions suspended from the ceiling create a din of rushing air that competes unfavorable with the nearby jukebox. The slight haze creates an atmosphere that’s almost eerie. Only a few bars in Virginia with separate dining spaces […]

Food History 101: Lobster Is For the Poor

I've been reading through my new used copy of The Food Chronology and tripped upon this nugget, which gives you an idea of how the marketplace and supply-and-demand affect our desire for particular foods: