It’s officially spring here in NYC, and so follows the hallowed tradition of seeking out the freshest lobster. You can party now like it’s the 4th of July at Red Hook Lobster Pound in Brooklyn. From now until the end of the year, this joint is teaming up with neighbor Rocky Sullivan’s (across the street from Red Hook Winery) for Lobstah Feast happening Fridays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 4-7 p.m.. For $25 you get a 1.5-lb lobster, farm-fresh corn, coleslaw or potato salad inside or out. You can be certain you’re getting the best because Red Hook Lobster Pound trucks their crustaceans in directly from Maine, a journey totaling just 6 hours door to door.
It’s first come, first served here and you can enjoy the spread out on their roof deck or inside rain or shine. If you’re lucky, first production white wine from across the street will be available for pairing. If you’re the “lazy man lobster” type, the Lobster Pound also offers fresh Maine Jonah Crab Claws, rock crabs harvested from the same deep waters and then pre cracked so you can snap and eat them. At $12.00 per pound (5-8 large claws) you can’t go wrong!
And if you or your compadres simply squirm at the idea of anything with claws, you’ve got partner Rocky Sullivan’s serving its wood fired pizzas along with several Six Point Craft Ales on tap. It’s seriously worth the trip just for the brews!
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284 Van Brunt St (between Verona St and Visitation Pl) (646) 326 7650
Hours: Friday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
How to Get There: Take the IKEA ferry from the east end of Wall St. or via subway: F, G to Smith-9th Sts, then take the B77 bus to Verona and Van Brunt.