On Food: In tough times, lobster becomes affordable luxury

On Food: In tough times, lobster becomes affordable luxury

Even as consumers and operators tighten their belts and forgo the finer things, there’s no reason to keep decadent lobster off the menu. The ingredient’s luxury image can be a draw in both good times and bad, and recent declines in lobster prices have helped operators create promotions that entice diners to splurge without breaking the bank.

Brooklyn Fish Camp in Brooklyn, N.Y., is offering a 1.25-pound lobster with celery slaw for $16

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