Posting on Houston board because, well, a lot of Houston people go to Galveston.
So, last weekend, I went to my home town, Galveston, to go to Dickens on the Strand, which was a great time. But, that is the subject of another post, and will have to wait. Anyway, I have been to Gaido’s many times through the years, usually by way of the Pelican Club*. But, I haven’t been in about 9 years, and honestly it was just o.k. that time. I called my Dad and asked where we should go for seafood. Since it was Dickens weekend, and everywhere would be crowded, he said we should go to the Pelican club, that lately it had been good. So, 4 of us went to the Pelican club. Being oyster season, 3 of us got oysters. Two of us got the combination oyster plate, one of us getting a half dozen fried. Since the oysters were a little small, the fried oyster plate had around 10 oysters. The fourth member of our group got Snapper prepared Sapporito style (garlic and crushed cracker breading). The combination oyster platter consisted of two of each baked, ponzini, asiago, bienville, and Monterey along with a couple fried and one or two brochette. Of these, the Rockefeller and the fried were the tastiest. If you like oysters rockefeller, these were really good, with a nice hint of Pernod, I’m guessing.
I had a bite of the Snapper Sapporito . It was cooked perfectly, not dry at all and tasty with a nice light breading.
All in all it was a great meal on a par with those I used to enjoy back in the 70’s when I used to go with my family on special occasions. BTW, our waiter was very good, knowledgeable, attentive but not overly chatty.
* The Pelican Club is a member’s only club that shares the kitchen with Gaido’s. I'm pretty sure that the menu is the same.
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