If you're in the city all summer (or even most of it), sometimes you need to remind yourself of the beach, i.e. eat like you're on vacation.
Whether it's with $1 Cape May Salt oysters while sitting outside Pub and Kitchen for happy hour or making the trek to Bonk's for a bunch of Maryland crabs, any and all methods should be pursued.
Another option for vacation eating: the Lobster Bake special with a 1 and 1/8 lb. lobster plus corn on the cob for just under $20 at Seafood Unlimited on 20th Street.
It's not available everyday of the week. But it's available on Tuesdays. And that's something.
Grab a table outside, some crackers, and dig in.
(A little rusty? Prepare yourself here.)
Seafood Unlimited [ Official Site ]
Lobster Forensics - How to buy, steam, and suck out every last ounce of meat from your favorite crustacean [ New York Magazine ]
Heroes on the Half Shell - In search of the sustainable, local oyster [ Philadelphia Weekly ]