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Get Your Bibs On: A Lobster Festival Is Upon Us
Prepare to be armed with some melted butter and a lobster bib. A three-day lobster festival is making it's way back to San Pedro from September 25 to 27.The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival is equal parts a lobster nosh-a-thon and indie-rock music festival with 18 bands playing, including headliners Black Crystal Wolf Kids and Run River North.
The way it works is that you pay a $10 admission price to get into the 17th annual festival (or $9 if you print out this dollar-off coupon). That gets you into the grounds to enjoy the music and festivities (including Sunday's New Orleans-style cabaret show and a lobster line dancing flashmob, whatever that means). But you have to pay separately for the lobster meals.
Now, about the lobsters. They're flown in from Maine on a daily basis (just like a certain Silver Lake lobster roll joint we know). You pay $23 to get a 1.25-pound steamed lobster meal that comes with coleslaw, a sweet bread roll, spiced potatoes, buttered dipping sauce, and lemon wedges. Sometimes one is never enough. Just know you can order another lobster on top of that for an extra $15. I once saw a guy at this festival buy 10 lobsters, so reach for the stars, guys.
If you're still hungry, the festival will have nearly 20 other food booths selling all sorts of festival food fare like lobster rolls, roasted corn, sausages, fish and chips, shrimp fajitas, and funnel cake.
On a good note, parking will be free, and alcohol will be sold at the festival if you get thirsty.
The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival will take place on Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring cash for your entrance tickets to the festival, which can be purchased at the door.