Rod and Joan MacGregor opened their lobster restaurant in 1974 because the two New Yorkers bemoaned the fact that they had to wait until their annual summer trips to Maine to taste lobster. These days, it is New York’s largest wholesale and retail seafood purveyor, supplying to 500 NYC restaurants.
In just a few weeks, Clinton Hill will get the comfort food fix it’s been waiting for. Peck’s, set to open in November at 455a Myrtle Ave, will be serving house-made specialties with a Jewish flare.
In our current issue Paul Greenberg, author of the James Beard-award winning New York Times bestseller Four Fish, recalls the time he caught 50 pounds of mackerel on a boat from Sheepshead Bay. Having no idea how to preserve the highly perishable fish, he called on the wisdom of the East and Far East and ended up with enough sushi and pickled fish to last two months.
Squid tastes great just about any way you serve it, whether boiled, grilled or fried. Flexible in the kitchen, abundant in the water–what’s not to love?
Crawfish, mudbugs, crawdads, yabbies–whatever you call them, we stuffed ourselves full of the little guys at the Great Pinch Tail, Suck Head event last week. We teamed up with the Brooklyn Brewery and the guys from The Food Experiments for an old-fashioned–and seriously awesome–crawfish boil.
By Peter Hoffman Serves two The executive chef and owner of Manhattan’s Savoy and Back 40 restaurants, Hoffman likes to top this with…