Santa claws: lobster for the holidays
(Mountain XPress) The holidays mean decadence. Fatty foods proliferate, bank accounts go negative and children risk becoming spoiled. In the spirit of overindulgence, Asheville can now add fresh Maine lobster to the holiday table. Especially since this well-armored delicacy is now available fresher and at a cheaper price than in area grocery stores. How is this possible in WNC, which lies 1,200 miles from Maine, the nearest lobster locale? Enter Michael Scharf, owner of the local Lobster Club. Scharf’s company is a buyers’ club, but lacks the requirements usually associated with such ventures: there is no commitment, no membership fee and (best of all) no minimum order.
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