Originally posted by lleechef
Of course the prices go down in the summer but who wants to eat soft-shells from Boston Harbor? If you're a lobster lover, you'll pay the price for hard-shells and enjoy, no matter what the price.
Most canned lobster comes from Canada and is tough and dry. Sorry.
Once more, words of truth from Lleechef. Even those cheaper soft-skinned Summer babies at the Maine lobster festivals don't hold a candle to the offshore and cold weather hard-shells.
My In-laws are headed in from Arizona for an eight-day Memorial Day weekend, so we'll be checking out the seafood, mostly South of Boston. If we don't get to the North Shore (and you know, you can't get there from here) we'll probably do fried clams and scallops at the Bubbling Brook, or at Red Wing if there's a Nor'Easter like the one headed our way now.
One trip we've promised them is Newport. It's about the only destination, or hell-hole, my Father-in-Law hasn't visited in New England, and it should impress his last Wife. Any suggestions on a good lobster roll, or any decent and not outrageously priced (they're both semi-retired clerics) seafood in the area?
Jim - I'm sure you know this, but the Hilltop in Braintree went down last year. There was a big auction for the fiberglass cows. They sold well. I'm sure the zoning in Sharon wouldn't permit it, but if the giant Saguaro in Saugus went on sale I'd be really tempted.