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Entries in Oysters (2)

Sunday
Dec182011

Because any month with the Letter "R" is...

image found here

I LOVE oysters and usually have them all year round.  Although, I have been told  that the best times to eat oyster are in the months with a letter "R". So I did a little research and found out more...

This belief was started in the 1900's when there was no refrigeration, so oysters had to be eaten when they were freshest. Also this may have come about because the warm months are when oysters mate. The oysters are not as plump and become soft, unlike in the colder months when their meat is firmer and has more flavor.

So what are you waiting for, get out there and grab a couple dozen! I especially enjoy them with a dirty martini or bloody Mary!

Here is a list of some of my favorite spots for the oyster enthusiast.

Tuesday
May242011

Prime Meats (Carroll Gardens,Brooklyn)

Oyster happy hour at Prime Meats is something that should truly not be missed!  I usually feast upon brunch here, but the weather was so beautiful I had to grab a seat on the sidewalk with a dozen of these babies.  This Brooklyn hot spot is known for local beers, crafted cocktails and sausages, but the welcoming atmosphere and farm to table food make locals come back for more..

Prime Meats

465 Court St.BrooklynNY 11231 

at Luquer St

(photo by Danielle Malmgren)