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Oysters

What is the Difference Between Clams, Mussels, Oysters, and Scallops?

When you’re on the fence about seafood to begin with, at first glance there is no difference between clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops: they’re all an easy pass. But given a second chance and with...
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What the heck do I do with smoked oysters?!

punkgrrl25
by punkgrrl25 5 years ago

My mother in law was staying with us over the holidays and after she left I discovered that I am now the proud owner of a can of smoked oysters. For Christmas Eve she put them out in a bowl with cr...

Mississippi oyster farms lose thousands of oysters

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Majority of oysters planted in the Mississippi Sound are dead following opening of the Bonnet Carre' Spillway.

Large Raw Oysters

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by cutipie721 8 months ago

I'd like to make fried oysters. The ones commonly available that are meant to be eaten raw are way too small and will shrink into nothing once cooked. Do you know where I can find some big oyster...

Is it safe to eat these oysters?

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by Brillig 2 years ago

Two weeks ago, my mother bought two pints of oysters at Costco. They look just like this: http://swede.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a7d7b7c3970b0147e039dc40970b-750wi The "Sell By" date is today, and w...

Why are my baked oysters bitter?

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by SDZoom 7 months ago

We just bought them at 99 Ranch in SoCal. Baked them for 450 deg for 10 min. Some were closed, some partially opened but we haven't had good success at them opening when baking (2nd attempt). M...

I know it's crawfish season but...

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by collardman 7 months ago

I just had the best oysters that I've had in years, at Casmentos. I've had some good to fair at a number of places in town over the last 6 months but these were outstanding in flavor and saltyness....

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl - Day 3 Dinner: "OSTREA Oyster Bar" - Japanese Oysters and Comfort Food

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 8 months ago

My friend will need to attend to personal business on Day 4. As such, I have booked a full day tour on the same day to do some sight seeing and kill some time. Since I need to get up and be at the ...

Island Creek Oyster Bar Burlington

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by RoyRon 3 years ago

I happened to drive by the new ICOB Burlington this afternoon. I spoke with one of the employees who was outside and learned that they are having the official opening tonight. The inside looks ex...

Freezing oysters

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by Muteki 1 year ago

I bought some oysters and clams with the intent of cooking them that night. Some unexpected errands and tasks came up and I had to postpone. I was told before to wash them and put them in bags and ...

Food tour of southern RI -- advice please!

NYchowcook
by NYchowcook 1 year ago

I am headed to southern RI soon to eat oysters at Matunuck Oyster Bar in Narragansett and would love advice on where else to eat in my 4 days of breakfast to dinner to outdoor snacking from Watch H...

Olympia Oyster Bar | Boise - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Olympia Oyster Bar has been on my radar to try since seeing a shellfish demo in Ensenada by Chef-owner Maylin Chavez who hails from Tijuana. I headed there post-Proud Mary nap, https://www.chowhoun...

Sunset Sessions @ Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette in Marina (Monterey Bay)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In May a visiting friend joined us for happy hour, dubbed Sunset Sessions, at Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette in Marina's Sanctuary Beach Resort.

Kee Oyster House, White Plains: tasty summer fare...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

I've literally been eating it all up this summer. One of my favorite stops in Westchester is Kee Oyster House on Court St., White Plains. The happy hours from 4 to 7 pm draw a crowd for their speci...

Happy Hour @ Press | St. Helena - Napa Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Late report . . . at the time Press offered happy hour on selected days. There was nothing on the website then, and I kind of doubted my local resident friend, but indeed it was available to us in ...

Chowdown Report: 2018 Festival de las Conchas y Vino Nuevo - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Yes, we did have a chowdown last month in Baja California, meeting for the Festival de las Conchas y Vino Nuevo in Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe. Sometimes just two of us and as many as five in o...

Commander's Palace or August

Monica
by Monica 1 year ago

One nice dinner needed in New Orleans during Jazz festival. I've always wanted to try August but I see some positive reviews on Commander's Place. Please help me pick me the best! Also, plea...

Happy Hour @ Oyster Loft | Pismo Beach (SLOCo)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

For my return from Southern California in June, I booked an overnight in Avila Beach to break up the drive. Staying in town the month before I had noticed Oyster Loft and its happy hour promotion, ...

Conchas de Piedra | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Conchas de Piedra is a sparkling wine and raw bar set in the Valle de Guadalupe's wine country. As a collaboration between Baja's leading winemaker, Hugo d'Acosta of Casa de Piedra http://www.vinos...

Oyster Season

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by collardman 1 year ago

Things have been quiet here so I'll mention that we had the best oysters of the season at Superior Seafood, and at Happy Hour prices of 50 cents apiece. They were very cold, tasty, but a little bit...

Grilled Oyster Co near the Cathedral - Report

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by Steve 2 years ago

This place looks new, and I was intrigued by their abundant Happy Hour offering and prices. They also have a location in Potomac, MD. I first went for a couple of fresh local oysters for $1 api...