The sea has much to teach us—its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon: for $99, you get $200 worth of any products from GetMaineLobster.com including fresh lobster, seafood, and steaks. Extra fees for shipping may apply.
Chartering a cargo of aquatic delights from the Atlantic, GetMaineLobster.com ships the best in hand-picked seafood to the doorsteps of bib-wearing landlubbers across the continental United States. The icy waters of Maine are said to make lobster meat sweeter, and GetMaineLobster.com brings that sweet meat home by swiftly delivering the delicious delicacies ($95.95 for two), still alive and bragging about their snappy outfits, to await a buttery afterlife. Freshly harvested mussels ($23.50 for 2 pounds) beg to be boiled, steamed, roasted, barbecued, or fried in butter, and a range of pre-prepared, frozen fare such as Maine crab cakes ($104.95 for 12) and shrimp sugar-cane skewers ($125.95 for 10) only require a few minutes in the oven or on the grill to quickly quell crustacean cravings. Customers may also embark on a land-and-sea expedition by opting for surf ‘n’ turf dish ($199.99–$212.95).
Just in time for an idyllic date, GetMaineLobster.com's direct-to-doorstep shipping gives heroic chefs ample opportunity to pretend they caught the sea bounty bare-handed from the neighbor's kiddie pool. Crustacean cooks can follow one of GetMaineLobster.com's handy recipes—including a delectable Ebetino Denver lobster boil—to ensure a successful feast, but they may feel free to dress lobsters in special hats or make a lobster-shell suit for all-important Lobsterman superhero appearances.
Despite their tendency to end up boiled, GetMaineLobster.com's crustaceans somehow managed to keep one customer out of hot water. After waiting until the last minute to plan something for his fiancée's birthday, Emilio put together a next-day delivery of fresh lobsters that turned into an impressive dinner. His gratitude joins a chorus of praise for the company, whose flavorful foods have been featured on Rachael Ray and in the Wall Street Journal. Each of the lobsters is hand-selected from the coast of Maine, whose frigid waters are famous for preserving the meat's sweetness.
In addition to lobsters, patrons can order a menagerie of seafood cakes, marinated meats, and hearty side dishes. Full dinners take gourmet fare out of the restaurant and onto home dining tables with several-course feasts prepared by Chef Margaret Salt McLellan, who was named the 2008 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year. Customers that lack Margaret's culinary chops can reference the site's collection of recipes, which boast everything from Cajun shrimp to stuffed lobster bursting with crab, scallops, and emotion.