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B&G for the 100th time


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B&G for the 100th time

Joanie | Sep 24, 2003 09:28 AM

So Dax and I had to check out B&G Oysters too, got there early on Tues. to grab a seat at the bar. It was slow for a little while but filled up by 7, a very jumping scene with lots of people knowing each other. And very jumping in the bar area/open kitchen with various people frying, sauteeing, shucking, etc. No sign of Barbara L. tho. Had a great bartender/waiter who when I asked what a non raw oyster eater should try, brought over a Cape Breton with a little chablis and gave me pointers on when to drink and eat. Very nice touch. I then ordered a kumamoto (I think) and Dax got a couple ($2 each). They served these with lemon and a nice sauce of wine and shallots but I only tasted that with the excellent roll. Tried to appreciate the full on oyster flavor but I'd defiinitely use the sauce next time. We split the infamous lobster roll ($21) and I can't say it was the best I've ever had. There's no denying the major chunks of lightly dressed lobster in the fairly well grilled roll, but it was too unwieldy for me. Maybe it's one of those things like you always prefer the pizza you grew up with, I think I prefer my lobster roll to be a little more of a real sandwich with noticeable chunks of lobster but ones you can actually bite into without making a mess. That's just me tho. The fries were quite good but the cole slaw and pickles were excellent. Chose butterscotch pudding out of the three dessert options which came with three little cookies and a tiny dab of whipped cream. It was fine but I guess I thought there'd be a little more to it. With an Anchor Steam, it came to almost $41 with tax. Pretty pricey, a shrimp po boy was $19 which seems nuts to me. But it definitely is a fun time and would be a great neighborhood stop for a wine (all we saw were great pours) and some oysters.

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