Reading TexasRedTops's New Orleans post got me to start one here. The small oysters you talked about in Texas may actually be Louisiana oysters, which as you not are tiny this year. Red tide has had most if not all bays closed, and I'm not sure if they are open yet. I sent an email to Jeri's Seafood on Smith Point to find out about the status. I found an August Boston article blaming Texas drought and Louisiana flooding and the oil spill causing the poor harvest.
Red and others, what are some of your favorite oyster dishes and places? I'll post later some of mine, but gotta run right now.