Had a craving for oysters the other day. We found out the hard way that Granville Island in BC did not have any worthwhile.
Came back to Brich Bay , and the craving would not go away. Having already trekked quite a bit that day, we were not up to the full drive to the Oyster Bar on Chuckanut. I thought of Anthonys down in Bellingham Harbor. I called and yes they did have 4 different kinds of oysters on the half shell that day, and, they added we have 50 cent oyster shooters during happy hours (3-6:30).
Well , an itch is an itch, and we drove down. We we did have an excellent sampler of fresh oysters on the half shell, albeit , an expensive taste at 8 (2 of each) for $16.95. They were delicious and nicely chilled. But that is not what I am taking the time to write about.
The FIFTY CENT oyster shooters were fabulous. They said they were fresh from Taylor's oyster farm. Their were four of us and I think we each had 7 or 8 oyster shooters. Each plump little devil in its own shot glass with a just right cocktail sauce.
Now we could not help ourselves, and we perused the rest of the happy hour menu. At $5 each, the fried calamari and steamed clams were the same size order as the regular menu only at half the price. They were both scrumptious Also 50cents each were a nice peel and eat prawn (21-25 size) and an okay bay shrimp shooter (with shrimp, celery and cocktail sauce).
We also saw beef sliders , 3 for $5 and Salmon ''swimmers'' at the same price. We tried the later (called swimmers instead of sliders, but the same priniciple). My wife wants to go back for more of those guys.
Add to this a nice list of $3 artisan beers on draft and this has to be one of the best places to frequent in the Bellingham area. .