Up from the ashes
You can't keep James Hook & Co. down. After a catastrophic fire in May, the 85-year-old wholesale and retail lobster dealer recently reopened in its original Northern Avenue location. The family-run business treats its customers like family, according to Nancy Hook-Doto, and their family is happy to offer your family lots of goodies. Start with some chowder ($7 for 20 ounces) -— clam, lobster bisque, shrimp and corn — and move on to a lobster roll ($12). You don't have to stock up before the cold weather sets in, because the store is open year-round.
James Hook & Co., 15 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-423-5501. jameshooklobster.com