I hope this hasn't been covered before--I don't remember seeing it--so I apologise in advance if I'm being redundant. Someone asked not so long ago where you could buy the best lobster around. The very best lobsters you can buy can only be bought on Lobster Day.
A little background first. Lobster Day, I was told (I don't know how much of this is apocraphyl) was started by a transplated Maine native who was dying for great lobster but was tired of getting lobster that spents weeks in tanks. So he arranged to have some lobsters caught in Maine and then transported down to the DC area. That's right--lobster caught the day before, put on ice, and trucked down to DC. They really do taste like fresh Maine waters, and they are so juicy, the juice just fills up the plate after you crack one open.
So after two decades, they do Lobster Day only three times a year: once in the spring, once in the fall, and once in on New Year's Eve. This year's spring Lobster Day is May 17, 2003. You have to order by May 3, 2003, for a discounted price of $9.80 per pound, which I think is incredibly reasonable. On the 17th, you drive over to one of the two pick-up locations (Bethesda or Fairfax), and you go get your Lobsters. They'll last into the afternoon without problem if you keep them in a cool place. For more information how to do this, I've attached the website below.
I've been doing a group of friends for a few years now; it's a great hit and a wonderful eating evening. Nothing like driving home with 25 lobsters in the trunk!
P.S.: The shrimp are really good too!
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