We will be discussing and signing copies of our book Long Island Oddities at the following dates and locations:
10/23/13 7PM Carle Place, Barnes and Noble
10/24/13 7PM Bay Shore, Barnes and Noble
10/30/13 7PM Lake Grove, Barnes and Noble
Atlantic Seafood Market
One day while driving back from a presentation I gave in the Hamptons I spotted this curious shark. Its roadside kitschiness along with the sign promising a cheap lobster dinner drew me in. Upon entering the shark’s mouth I found myself waiting in a small fish market. Once located by a hostess I was lead outside to a small patio lined with picnic tables. On each table was a beach bucket containing the lobster eating essentials, such as a bib and a lemon scented towelette.
The menu contained the history of the joint, something I always like to see. It all started in 1948 as a swap shop that was successful for many years. With the increasing popularity of yard sales the business shifted to selling lobster pots. More and more people started coming in looking for the lobsters themselves, so they started seafood market.
The story goes that one day an elderly gentleman was purchasing a lobster for his wife’s birthday. He didn’t want to hassle her with cooking, so he asked if they could prepare it for him. The proprietor agreed, on condition of secrecy, so everyone would want this service. The next day two more people wanted cooked lobster. Today Atlantic Seafood Market is also a full blown restaurant as well.
So, how was my dining experience? Well, let’s just say my bib went to good use and the lobster melted in my mouth like the butter I dipped it in.