Ok, here's a challenge, find me a place in LA that serves oyster stew. Oysters are easy to come by and you'd think that every restaurant that serves fresh oysters would also have oyster stew, but so far I've only seen it once, at a McCormick & Schmick's. Has anyone seen oyster stew anywhere else. Just to clarify, when I say oyster stew, I mean oysters, butter, shallots, and milk (maybe a little cream).
Now before you tell me to just go make it myself, I feel that I should confess that I'm incredibly lazy and I hate shucking oysters.