Which is why Ed's Lobster Bar's just-announced Daily Menu piqued our interest over all the other recession menus around town—every day of the week seems to bring another economically mouth-watering reason to slide in for some below-market seafood.
Like today, for instance, when you can sit down for a thrifty dozen oysters at $2 a pop, setting the market at a new low against other oyster mongers like Ditch Plains and John Dory. Or all-you-can-eat mussels on Monday. The other nights are moderately compelling (like lobster fra diavlo Fridays), but we've really got our eye on the Sunday night clambake free-for-all, complete with lobster, mussels, pearl onions, coleslaw and everything else you need for a Rockwell-esque New England-style scene.
It's the perfectly quirky menu hitting at the right time in the right spot—a cozy nook of a seafood bar tucked in on a bustling stretch of Lafeyette Street in Soho.
Think of it as excessive moderation.