"The state of Red Hook is still pretty abysmal." That’s what Red Hook Lobster Pound co-owner Susan Povich tells Eater in this otherwise inspiring video about how the fish shack got back on its fine feet and reopened on Friday, almost five months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the small business. As we reported last week, the Red Hook lobster rolls are still just $16. They are a GOOD DEAL and a STRONG BUY.
As I wrote in my Bloomberg News review, Red Hook serves the city’s best lobster rolls, period. They cost $16 before Sandy. And now after all the Hurricane-related repairs, they still cost $16, per a receptionist. Keep in mind that’s half the price of an inferior $32 roll at Mary’s Fish Camp in Manhattan.
So come to Red Hook instead. We’re calling this one a STRONG BUY.
Part of our mission at The Bad Deal is to show some love to Sandy-battered restaurants. So here we have Red Hook Lobster Pound, which tallied $100,000 in damage shortly after the superstorm struck (an estimate that surely rose). Now they’ve reopened. You should visit, for a very simple reason: Red Hook serves the city’s best lobster rolls.
Kudos to Eater for this fine piece of public service journalism, and for reminding us that while Sandy devastated the Northeastern United States over a month ago, many good places to eat still haven’t gotten back on their feet.