Underground Lobster Lair in Greenpoint

Michael Louie


My friend Ben Sargent (remember him from the article on the Brooklyn Fishing Derby) has been a busy man. This past weekend he started the Underground Lobster Pound in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Long-starved for a good New England lobster roll, Ben started buying fresh lobsters and cooking them in his tiny apartment. He has a special technique for making what he calls his “road-side” lobster rolls, free from the extraneous ingredients like lettuce, tomatoes, and other unnecessary garnishes. What he gives you is a simple sandwhich full of lobster meat on a grilled bun, which he butters and grills on both sides like a grilled cheese, and serves hot. He’s been getting press from local food and scenester blogs like Jason Lam’s Me So Hungry and the ubiquitous Free Williamsburg. The spot is appointment-only, so if you live in the Williamsburg and/or Greenpoint area make sure you contact him first. HIt him up on his site or on the Brooklyn Urban Anglers Facebook page. -MKL


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