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Is there anyplace like Russ & Daughters in Boston?

Ditto on that Question. I googled and see that there is a BT Express Deli in East Islip, LI. I was thinking he was talking about the NYC area.

Jul 02, 2013
madprof in Greater Boston Area

Dungeness Crab Prices 2012

Lucky Seafood 12th and 12th in Oakland with a full tank of fresh ones, $4.69 a pound. They all seem, however, to be a little under two pounds.

Is there anyplace like Russ & Daughters in Boston?

Did not know that something in Boston with a real fish platter other than lox even existed in the Boston area. Definitely going to give Barry's a try. Thanks!

Oct 13, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

Is there anyplace like Russ & Daughters in Boston?

You can take your chances at the Baza supermarket(s), but, their quality seems a bit spotty to me. Good selection, though, so you might stumble onto something you like.

Oct 13, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

Is there anyplace like Russ & Daughters in Boston?

I hear Wegman's is supposed to be great, but my guess is that a Waldbaum's would be required for smoked gold.

Oct 13, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

Is there anyplace like Russ & Daughters in Boston?

Another vote here for Rosenfeld's. If someone does not know where they are, good luck finding them in Newton Center.

Oct 13, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

Is there anyplace like Russ & Daughters in Boston?

Not even possible. R & D is the best NYC has to offer. No way Boston comes close to that. I am trying to find someplace in Boston that sells a fish platter that has something on it other than just lox and white fish SALAD.

But, I do acknowledge that the whole white fish from Costco, which someone mentions comes from Acme in Brooklyn, is MIGHTY good.

Oct 13, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Are you saying that MB in Somerville has had $3.99 lobster this week ending today? (I have seen from the ad flyer for MB's promotional week starts on Sunday.) I look at the flyer online, and did not see anything about whole lobster specials this week and can't get access online to next week until very late tonight or tomorrow.

Aug 18, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Got our Roche Brothers today. They had chix for $4.99/lb and Selects for $5.99/lb. We gave the Selects a try. Although they are supposed to be between 1.5-2 pounds, the guy had to go through a box of them in order for find three of them that were 1.6+ pounds. It turns out costing about $10 apiece. The shells were softer than the ones we had gotten from Market Basket two weeks ago, so, consequently, it the claws were tiny compared to the shells. Given that we had paid about $5 apiece at MB, the MB chix were a much better deal. I would have much rather had two from the Market Basket than one of the Roche selects. So, after trying Market Basket, Shaw's and Roche/Sudbury, I am going to wait for the next Market Basket sale. It is worth the 15-20 mile drive. Cheaper and tastier from my experience.

Aug 11, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Given that the lobster deals are barely even making it to Massachusetts from the catch in Maine, the likelihood is slim to none that you will get any deals in VA. As others have pointed out, the deals are mostly on the soft/firm shells, which do not travel well.

Aug 11, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Yes, they will, according to the newspaper ad supplement.

Aug 10, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Roche Brothers, which also owns Sudbury Farms, has chickens for $4.99/lb and selects, 1.5-2 pounds, for $5.99 during this current weekly cycle. I know there are Roche Brothers' stores in Wellesley and Needham, which might be more convenient to you.

Aug 10, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Well, it looks, hands down, that unless one is in Maine or the North Shore (someone mentioned Gloucester and Beverly for good deals), that Market Basket seems to be the only reliable sighting for the best deals on lobster. I certainly no my experience there was better than my Shaw's experience. Also, someone mentioned one of the (near BU) Super 88's, but my wife shops there often (she is Chinese) and even she considers the place "iffy." Just the smell when you walk in the front, at first, takes some getting used to.

So, I guess it is road trip, Market Basket or Bust.

What a shame that both the lobstermen and the consumers are not better able to enjoy the bounty.

Aug 09, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Someone mentioned here that there is a category between soft and hard shell that is called "firm." I think mine from Market Basket the other week must have been firm, because they were too hard to be soft. All in all, a GREAT deal, unlike the stinky 1 pounders from Shaw's.

Aug 09, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Someone ought to tell some of the Maine co-ops to drive load up some trucks and drive them down here. They are getting lousy prices because most of their catch is apparently going up to Nova Scotia for processing. If they got it directly to the consumer, live, I think it would be the win-win for all but the middlemen.

Aug 09, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

We gave the one's at Shaw's a try for $4.99 a pound this past weekend. They were tiny, at a smidgen over 1 pound each, and not nearly as good as the ones we had gotten from Market Basket the weekend before for $3.99 a pound, which were just shy of 1.25 pounds each.

Aug 09, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Do you know that most of the grocery stores will cook them for you? Maybe that will make a difference to your wife, so no death will occur on the premises.

Aug 03, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Darn. Why didn't you bring me back some? ;-)

Aug 03, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

I see that Shaw's/Star has a sale now for chickens at 4.99/lb, or selects at 6.99. Not as good as Market Basket, but saves on gas.

Burlington would be your closest Market Basket. I made the drive from Needham last weekend, but did other shopping up there, too.

Aug 02, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Nice snipes by both of you. Hopefully, we can keep these finds coming through the summer.

Jul 30, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Went to the Market Basket in Burlington today and got four. Very tasty. I wish they were a bit bigger, but very sweet and there was even some body cavity meat on them.

I hope we can get other sighting for cheap lobster in the Boston area, especially at grocery stores or lobster pounds. I am quite willing to cook them myself.

Jul 29, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

I checked the supplement for the Burlington Market Basket. $3.99/lb and several of you have said that, soft shell or no, they taste yummy. Latest sale starts Sunday, July 29, and I am as good as there. Will check out the great Korean grocery store while I am up there, too, and stock up on fresh kimchi. Double-header, sort of.

Jul 28, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

We need to keep this thread alive. Any updates? The reason the lobstermen have to accept such lousy prices is that the fall in prices, and how to reap the benefit, seems to be kept as secret. One can read the recent article in The Globe and see that Legal is happy to stick the extra money in their pocket, because they don't want to pass on any of the lower prices and apparently don't feel they need more demand.

But, really, there must be some sighting in Chinatown, land of the best twin lobster specials, not to mention the Chinese groceries, and some independents places. It does not make sense that one would have to go up to Maine to get a good price. Even the lobster pounds/seafood shacks that have websites don't seem to want to share the info, yet I see that one of my favorites, Bayley's just north of Old Orchard Beach in Maine (I think it is Pine Point) has no problem listing its takeout price on its website. What is wrong with these businesses?

We need more word of mouth. Thanks to the OP who mentioned Market Basket. The nearest one is not very close to me, but I will not start checking their weekly flier and find out if it is worth my while to make the trip to stock up. Heck. It's lobster season!

Jul 28, 2012
madprof in Greater Boston Area

Low carb bread?

I don't know if you like the most earthy breads. I don't, but nor do I like the bubble wrap made by Pepperidge Farm (East Coast industrial baker). So, if you don't mind in-between, I would go to Trader Joe's and try the Alvarado Street Bread baked in Northern California. It might make it up there, although it does not make it here to Boston, MA. I find it good for both sandwiches and toast with my eggs. It has a lot of sprout-y stuff in it which I rather like. It does not advertise itself as low-carb, but it is. You can verify it by checking the label. I believe it is 5 net carbs per slice, maybe 4, and the slices are full sandwich size.

Jul 28, 2012
madprof in Metro Portland