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July 31, 2010

Gertrude's Lobsterama

LobsterGertrude's is celebrating "Lobsterama 2010" every Thursday in August.

On Thursday evenings, the restaurant will serve two versions of the classic lobster dinner:


Simply steamed & served: 1-1/4 lb. Maine Lobster, Baked Potato, Coleslaw & Maryland Sweet White Corn on the Cob


Gussied up a bit: Lobster Stuffed with Crab Imperial, Baked Potato, Coleslaw & Maryland Sweet White Corn on the Cob

Gertrude's orders a limited number of lobsters for each night, so it recommends not only making a reservatio, but calling ahead to reserve a lobster.  The number is (410) 889-3399


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Posted by Laura Vozzella at 5:31 AM | | Comments (5)


At C J's Crabhouse in Owings Mills you can get a whole lobster for $12.99 every Thursday. I know C J's is a restaurant for us common folks not foodies but what could possibly make this lobster at Gertrude's worth almost 2.5 times the price at C J's?

EEL, how big are the lobsters at CJ's?

I don't know but very seldom do you see a lobster under a pound. Then again for the price you can get two of C. J.'s for less than the price of one at Gertrude's.

Don't get me wrong on this. I know some food is much better and worth the high price at expensive restaurants (lamb chops are one item where price does make a difference) but since I have eaten lobster at road side stands and in the some of the top restaurants in the country (Chez Panisse for one) I can say I one is as good as the next regardless of price.

Our local supermarket up here in the Pocono's has been running a special this week; lobsters up to 1-1/2 #'s at $4.99 per # and over 1-1/2 # at $5.99 per #. My wife and I pigged out on 2 1-1/2 pounders a piece, with sweet fresh corn and a great tomato, basil, onion, cucumber salad, it was heaven. All for a little more then $30, not including my beer and her wine.

Of course, I had to do the dishes. :-(

Next month we will be feasting on crabs in OC. Then it's franks and beans till Christmas.

I am a buyer for a local country club. this Friday, I bought 92/3lb. lobsters for $6.85per pound. you do the math...

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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