V-Day Planner: In Search of the Big O
Belinda Eaton, Girl with Oysters, from Belindaeaton.com
Ply her with aphrodisiacs all night, and you've got it made, right? This week in New Times, Robb Walsh dispenses pearls of wisdom on the world's favorite bivalve here. And below, a plan to spend your V-Day shelling out:
favorite waterside hangout serves six oysters Southport for $7.25 or
raw on the half shell for $9.75 a dozen, shucked to order. Mop up the
oyster liquor with a mini loaf of Bimini bread.
shucked Cotuit, Wellfleet, Blue Point, Kumamoto, and Malpeque oysters
from Spoto's are practically a Palm Beach County rite of passage. Many
recall oyster-sodden afternoons at the recently closed downtown West
Palm Beach Spoto's as the ultimate half-shell experience. Luckily, the
new Palm Beach Gardens location has an open-air bar offering a daily
featured oyster, mix-and-match plates, plus shooters and a "Blue Point
martini" served with a side of vodka. Currently, they're $14 to $16 for
a half dozen.
congregate at the counter of this hole in the wall for the best value
on fried and raw oysters, but don't expect white-tablecloth service.
Still, the singing, wisecracking chef is a hoot. The bill: $9.50 a
Florida oysters are $8 dozen, or buy a box of about 80 to 85 oysters
for $37. They also carry James River oysters from Delaware. Call for
Apalachicola Florida oysters are a steal at $5.99 a dozen.
Call ahead, because they carry fresh oysters only sporadically.
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