2019: Brooklyn Voted Red Hook Lobster Pound Best Food Truck!
Red Hook Lobster Pound
284 Van Brunt St.
(718) 858-7650 – www.redhooklobster.com
Red Hook Lobster Pound was born at the kitchen table in the midst of the recession by Ralph Gorham and Susan Povich in 2008. While sitting at their dining table in Red Hook, Brooklyn devouring fresh lobsters that they had just brought back from a friend in Portland, Ralph proposed a crazy idea to his wife Susan. He suggested they open a lobster pound in an empty storefront in the building that they owned but were unable to develop due to the contracting credit markets. Red Hook was a natural location for a fish business; it was on the water and like the lobstering communities of Maine, it was inhabited by fiercely independent do-it-yourselfers. As it is cut off from most of Brooklyn by the BQE, it has developed a supportive community just like the Maine lobstering community.