Red Hook can be a pain of a trek for many, but it's probably still more convenient than Maine. Susan Povich, a Red Hook resident who spent many childhood summers on the Maine docks, will make the trip for you to get the clawed goods. Starting April 24, she and her husband will sell lobster for about $10 a pound (contingent on market prices) from Red Hook Lobster Pound, their Van Brunt Street storefront.
Originally from Bath, Maine, Povich jokes that she came from "one of like five Jewish families in Maine," but still loves to get her lobster on. To pre-order, email her at [email protected] or call the "lobster line" at 646-326-7650. The critters will also end up on two local menus, at Buttermilk Channel in Carroll Gardens and Kevin's in Red Hook.
For those who are worried about the freshness after such a road trip, Povich assures customers that they're buying from fisherman in southern Maine, which, if you take 84 and avoid Boston, is only around 6 hours away. After loading up, they'll hustle home with the critters.