Ventured to the "boat" last night for a game of skill (MO court description of craps). After an appropriate amount of contribution to the house my pal and I visited Pearl's Oyster Bar, a reincarnation of the cajun seafood place installed by Station Casinos with purported advice from Emeril himself. Having enjoyed the food in past years and looking forward to sharing a dozen oysters we were dismayed that our first samples were decidedly way past an honest "fresh-shucked" stage. Upon inquiry an honest staffer admitted that the creatures had been shucked the night before!
Oyster's don't keep! KC may be at some distance from the coasts but many local establishments manage to provide fine fresh oysters, McCormick & Schmicks for example. Curses on Ameristar until they restore the quality that Station created.