On June 15, less than a day after they're harvested from the waters of Maine -- and one day before Father's Day -- some of the state's freshest lobsters and clams will be delivered to the area's doorsteps by lobsterman Ed Rindler.
Twice a year, in the spring and the fall, Rindler distributes about 7,000 pounds of the delicacy from the back of his truck to lobster enthusiasts from around the region. But to take advantage of the delivery, not to mention a lower price for the crustaceans ($7.50 per pound if ordered before June 1, fifty cents more per pound thereafter), customers must place their orders before June 8.
Along with the lobsters, Rindler is offering Ipswich steamer clams -- prewashed and packed in seaweed -- by the peck (about 200 clams) for $30.
Drop-off sites, where the lobsters will be weighed and bagged, include the U.S. Capitol parking lot (8:30-11:30 a.m.), National Institutes of Health in Bethesda (1:30-4:30 p.m.) and Melpar E-Systems, 7700 Arlington Blvd. (Route 50) in Falls Church (8:30-11:30 a.m.).
To place an order, write Finestkind Lobster, 115 E St., SE 304, Washington, D.C. 20003 or call 543-0311. A minumum 5-pound order is required.