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BBQ Oysters in Geyserville

Melanie Wong | Oct 5, 2002 09:17 PM

This morning as I was headed to the farmers market in Healdsburg, I took the “scenic route” through downtown Geyserville and noticed some new signs decorating the Smokehouse. First was a Bud Light Monday night football specials banner, which was a change of attitude for this craft beer purveyor. Then another sign said “New Fast Menu – We’ve Greased the Pig!” But of most interest was “Barbecued Oysters”.

I came back the same way before 5 this afternoon to check it out, and the grill was set up outside on the street. A group of Harley riders had their bikes lined up in front as they scarfed down plates of oysters with beer chasers. The oysters are $1 each – I ordered three to sustain me for the ride home. They’re good quality, seasoned with a bit of garlic butter, and you can add hot or mild barbecue sauce or a squeeze of lemon. Cooked pretty loose, they were fine for me, but the squeamish might like them more done. Oysters are available in the late afternoon until sold out, usually about 6pm they say.

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