Good news for extreme locavores: the 2011 Brooklyn Fishing Derby is officially under way. The pristine waters of the East River are swimming with striped bass and bluefish just waiting to be caught by some of New York's more adventurous fishermen. Started by the infamous Dr. Claw (a/k/a Ben Sargent) ... More >>
La Silhouette has a new chef. Matthew Tropeano, who most recently cooked at La Grenouille, is replacing David Malbequi after just seven months in the kitchen. [Eater] Michael White has revealed that he is scouting locations for his next venture on the Upper West Side. [Grub Street] David Bo ... More >>
Just as cocktails came back, it makes sense that the soda fountain (where so many bartenders went to work during Prohibition) is also making a comeback across America. [NY Times] As high-fructose corn syrup is increasingly demonized, chefs around the country are creating their own sodas, ket ... More >>
Perhaps because August seems to have arrived two months early, everyone is busy pretending they live in Maine. Or at least that's one way to explain the fact that not a day seems to pass without some sort of lobster roll-related news. And today is no exception.
Not Eating Out in New YorkAfter Ben Sargent's Undergound Lobster Pound was shut down by the Health Department, we hoped against hope that he would resurface, his excellent lobster rolls in tow. That never happened, but Sargent is back in the public eye, thanks to a new show he'll premier on t ... More >>
Robert Sietsema, Sarah DeGregorio, and Rebecca Marx recap their respective years in food
This 31-lb, 12 oz. bluefish set a world record when it was caught in 1972.Although Ben Sargent is sadly no longer serving lobster rolls to the people of Greenpoint, he's keeping busy this week with the kick-off of his second-annual Brooklyn Fishing Derby.
All that remains.A week after news spread that Greenpoint's Underground Lobster Pound had been shut down by the DOH and its proprietor, Ben Sargent -- AKA Dr. Claw -- threatened with jail time, it appears that the lobster roll moratorium may be in effect for the foreseeable future.
The Red Hook Lobster Pound's lobster roll: pretty is as pretty does.The latest issue of New York Magazine features an exhaustive look at the city's lobster roll scene, and includes a fascinating break-down of the economic, environmental, and ethical factors that have helped to create our curr ... More >>
Who was that masked man? Ben Sargent may have gone through some rather dramatic transformations over the past few months, but his talent for self-promotion has remained a constant. This was made hilariously apparent last night when the founder of Greenpoint's Underground Lobster Pound crashe ... More >>
Community Newspaper Group/Aaron ShortIt's come to this.In a transition of Vader-like proportions, Ben Sargent has gone from being Ben Sargent to being the Underground Lobster Pound to being the Lobster Pusher Man to being, currently, Dr. Claw. The Brooklyn Paper has a rather hilarious profile ... More >>
timeinthekitchen.comThe straight dope on illicit lobster rolls.Why would a guy who surreptitiously sells a controlled substance (OK, shellfish) out of his Brooklyn apartment allow journalists and camera crews to broadcast news of his operation's existence? Even more curiously, why would such ... More >>
The Underground Lobster Pound: A Purist, An Apartment & The Perfect Lobster Roll - *food curated* from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Liza Mosquito de Guia of food.curated will be on the panel at Afternoon Snack, a New York new food media event at Whole Foods Bowery this Friday. Her latest mini documentary ... More >>