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LEGAL SEAFOODS





IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST SEAFOOD THAT THE OCEANS HAVE TO OFFER OR THAT SPECIAL PLACE TO ENJOY SEAFOOD IN A FINE DINNING ATMOSPHERE LEGAL SEAFOOD IS THE PLACE TO EXPERIENCE BOTH. HAVING SPENT MOST OF MY LIFE IN BOSTON I HAVE COME TO RELISH THE MOMENTS WHEN I VISIT LEGAL SEAFOODS. FOUNDED IN 1950 WHEN GEORGE BERKOWITZ OPENED A FISH MARKET IN THE INMAN SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD OF CAMBRIDGE, MASS. HE OPENED IT ADJACENT TO HIS FATHER HARRY'S GROCERY STORE LEGAL CASH MARKET WHERE CUSTOMERS WERE GIVEN 'LEGAL STAMPS' (FORERUNNERS OF THE S&H GREEN STAMPS) WITH THEIR PURCHASES. IT'S HERE THAT THE "LEGAL' NAME BECAME SYNONYMOUS WITH QUALITY AND FRESHNESS. IN 1968, THE BERKOWITZ FAMILY OPENED ITS FIRST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, RIGHT NEXT TO THE FISH MARKET. THE FISH WAS SIMPLY PREPARED, EITHER BROILED OR FRIED, AND SERVED ON PAPER PLATES AT COMMUNAL PICNIC TABLES. DESPITE THE LOW-KEY TRAPPINGS, THE FOOD WAS SECOND TO NONE AND WORD SPREAD QUICKLY. THE EARLY SUCCESS LED TO FURTHER EXPANSION AND NOW, SIX DECADES LATER WITH RESTAURANTS ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD, THE FAMILY PHILOSOPHY ENDURES: LEGAL SEA FOODS IS A FISH COMPANY IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS. GEORGE'S SON, ROGER, HAS BEEN AT THE HELM SINCE 1992 AND HAS EXPANDED THE BUSINESS INTO NEW MARKETS WHILE MAINTAINING THE COMPANY'S FOCUS ON ITS PROUD TRADITION AND CORE VALUES. LEGAL'S ONLINE OFFERINGS INCLUDE A NEW ENGLAND FEAST DINNER (FOR TWO), WHICH INCLUDES TWO FRESH LIVE LOBSTERS, A QUART OF CLAM CHOWDER, TWO BOSTON CREAM PIES, OYSTER CRACKERS, CLAW CRACKER KITS AND COOKING INSTRUCTIONS. THE MEAL WILL SET YOU BACK ABOUT $120 PLUS SHIPPING, FOR A TRUE NEW ENGLAND EXPERIENCE.
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