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pearl oyster bar . . . . yum

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pearl oyster bar . . . . yum

bigjeff | Feb 10, 2005 10:25 AM

after an impossibly long day, want to share with you the amazing post-insanity meal at the end of the day . . . after a day of insanity demands and requests and barely making a 9:30pm FedEx cutoff over on Leroy Street and Greenwich, I, in a dazed state, made my way over to Varick, and then Carmine, and then Bleecker, and then Cornelia, and sidled my way up to the bar at Pearl Oyster around 10pm. After the first Guinness (pulled with patience by Maria, I believe her name is?) my plate of fried oysters showed up; amazing sauce filled with capers, pickles, not sure what else, I'd hate to even call it tartar sauce for fear of lumping it in with the typical mayonaissey/relish goop, impossibly light oysters, impeccably fresh, toothsome, large, crunchy yet juicy inside, and perfect. Following my second Guinness was the lobster roll; the most amazing sandwich I've eaten in a long time, and I love me some sandwiches. A mound of fresh lobster, some mayonnaise, chopped chives, a spot of lemon over a more substantial roll than it looked. like a sweet roll almost, but buttered, toasted, and actually able to withstand the mound of lobster meat completely covering it. shoestring fries served w/ malt vinegar and a lashing of salt accompanied and finished off by the third guinness rendered me competely satisfied, with absolutely no room for the dessert of the day, apple crumb pie.

anyway, I think I'll do that once a week, it was the best $60 I spent the whole week. if anyone else has suggestions, or would like to share a similar de-compression meal, that would be great. I work in Tribeca but make my way north all the time for meals.

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