Hot!Raw Oysters anyone?

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Phishmonger
Cheeseburger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/01/07 08:41:39
In my opinion, Glidden Point Oysters from the Damariscota River in Edgecomb, Maine are the best tasting oysters, and available any time of the year. Having sold oysters from up and down the east coast, I've found these the best. Twice a year, we travel to the Boothbay region and always bring back a cooler full of these beauties.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 08:04:32
The best I ever had was in southwestern Washington on Willapa Bay.  The oysters were huge (think palm size) briny and fresh.  I was hungry and ordered six on the half shell and six fried.  They brought the half shell first and I realized that my eyes were much bigger than my stomach.  I ate only three of them because I knew if I ate the other three, I would not be able to eat any of the fried.  I had three of the fried. 
 
The place is way out of the way and you sorta have to go there to get there.
 
I have found that Washington has most of the best seafood other than Maine lobsters.
 
http://www.baycenterfarms.com/
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 10:17:18
We really enjoy our visits to the Gulf Coast. There are many good shellfish restaurants along the coast of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.
Raw, Broiled, or mixed with stuff to make the Rockefellers or Chees combinations, all are delicious.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 11:07:24
I managed to put away 3 dozen on the half shell in Mobile at Wintzell's.  I had a nice sampler of Oregon oysters with Mr. Chips and Trudy in Portland.  Love raw oysters!!
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 11:13:23
Living here in land locked Austin I am immediately suspicious of raw shellfish of any kind. I will however eat the hell out of them in Port Aransas or south Padre. I long for the days of the raw bars in Virginia Beach and Mystic Ct and above all Newport RI. (sigh)
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 11:54:28
I chickened out in Mobile-I have never had good oysters so I didn't know the bar that was raised. Al shared some with me, and have never had better. Should have sat next to llechef-we would have been a force to be reckoned with-knowing what I know now. Have some in Pittsburgh for me, Lisa!!!!!!
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 12:01:43
brisketboy

Living here in land locked Austin I am immediately suspicious of raw shellfish of any kind. I will however eat the hell out of them in Port Aransas or south Padre. I long for the days of the raw bars in Virginia Beach and Mystic Ct and above all Newport RI. (sigh)

 
BB, have you ever been to Quality Seafood Market and Restaurant in Austin?
They serve the best seafood this side of the coast. My son and I go there for fried clams whenever I visit him in Austin. If you've never been there, you must make a point to do so. It's 
A combination seafood market and restaurant with a raw bar.
http://qualityseafood.wordpress.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/q...-seafood-market-austin
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 12:03:38
Annie
I'll do my best!  Doubt that I will down 3 dz. as MH doesn't like them raw.  Don't forget, in Mobile I had Al on one side and Mike S on the other so it was like a chain reaction!!  A good one at that!
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 12:06:02
Yes, my friend-I should have just stood behind you three!!!!!!
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 12:15:48
lleechef

I managed to put away 3 dozen on the half shell in Mobile at Wintzell's.  I had a nice sampler of Oregon oysters with Mr. Chips and Trudy in Portland.  Love raw oysters!!

 
The last time I ate three dozen on the 1/2 shell was a little over a year ago at Pappadeaux's Seafood Restaurant here in Dallas. They were spectacular Texas Gulf oysters on special for $4.99 a dozen. Only one problem, though. The next morning my gout flared up so bad I couldn't walk for almost a week" />. But, they sure were good oysters!
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 14:12:45
Twinwillow, I'd call that a necessary sacrifice!
 
They may be different from coast to coast, but I never met an oyster I didn't like!
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 18:47:01
I downed 6 dozen (minus 3 or 4 that Annie tried as her intro to Oysters) of Wintzells Raw Bar at the Glee Club session. I was ready to order more, but my dinner showed up... Were we to do this again, I would have skipped the fried dinner (6 medium shrimp 2 Scallops and 4 oysters) and kept going on the raw on the half shell Oysters ! I don't know about my limit, but at $6 per dozen, knocking down a gross (total count) would be cheaper than the appetizer & dinner I ordered last time.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 19:46:19
EdSails

Twinwillow, I'd call that a necessary sacrifice!

They may be different from coast to coast, but I never met an oyster I didn't like!

 
I agree. Oddly, fried oysters don't seem to bother me. Thank goodness!
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 19:55:46
We are headed over to the Moonlite BBQ for their Friday nite dinner/buffet. In addition to all the usual BBQ stuff, they add fried Oysters, fried and boiled Shrimp, and of course fried Catfish.
The Oysters and Shrimp don't measure up to the Gulf-Coast critters...but they are tasty !!
post edited by mayor al - 2013/06/13 19:57:23
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/13 20:27:43
Oysters? Oysters? What sort of critter would eat a raw oysters? No wonder lleechef was able to eat three dozen of those things at Wintzell's. She was sitting next to you.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/14 12:03:21
You know, it occurred to me at Wintzell's that no one called them "ersters". Anyone know what part of the country that pronunciation comes from?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/14 12:11:08
N'awlins
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/14 12:35:55
Thanks, Michael!
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/06/14 13:06:20
Along the eastern shore of Maryland and Chesapeake area the water men call them "arse-ters". I remember growing up as a kid in northern Va that my Dad and I would go down the oyster boat docks and walk from boat to boat on weekend mornings. Each captain would offer us samples....we'd usually end up eating a couple of dozen before we landed on our choice. Most often a bushel of Chincoteague's for about $2! We'd take them home and do a roast and invite some neighbors. We were popular folks on Sunday afternoons. Kind of a perfect Father's Day memory for me....I really miss the old man.
Adjudicator
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/07/07 17:05:10
Indian Pass Trading closed over the 4th due to heavy rains, but Hunt's in PC was open over the weekend.  ;-)
 
http://www.huntsoysterbar.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/hunts-oyster-bar-and-seafood-restaurant-panama-city
 
post edited by Adjudicator - 2013/07/07 17:07:51
chickenplucker
Cheeseburger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2013/07/07 19:24:28
Going to be in PC next week and hope to hit Dusty's and Hunt's...
annacrowe
Junior Burger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/01/17 21:33:11
If you're in Siesta Key, be sure to check out SKOB. Some of the best oysters I've ever had!
hanvi
Junior Burger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/14 17:54:25
Oh I can definitely eat 3 dozen raw oysters in one sitting!
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/14 20:49:03
Damn! It seems I've developed Gout in my old age. No more oysters for me, dammit!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/14 20:54:56
Have you tried allopurinol?
JayL
Cheeseburger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/14 23:04:24
hanvi

Oh I can definitely eat 3 dozen raw oysters in one sitting!

 
3 dozen?  Try 3 pecks!  LoL
 
Oh, and to me, Chincoteague oysters are tops.
RKB
Cheeseburger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 11:15:45
Michael Hoffman

Have you tried allopurinol?


+1. Doc put me on allopurinol four years ago. After six months, my uric acid levels were drastically lower and I have not had a flare-up since then.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 11:28:21
Michael Hoffman

Have you tried allopurinol?

 
My doc told me about Allopurinol but I decided to go with Colcrys for a "short term" fix. It worked but, at least I know about Allopurinol for the long term if needed.
 
I sure do miss my oysters, though. And btw, It was that meal of three dozen delicious Texas Gulf oysters (on special for $4.99 per dozen) I ate that caused my gout to flare up.
 
A question: Can one safely eat foods high in uric acid (oysters, anchovies, liver) if one is on a regular regimen of Allopurinol? 
 
 
post edited by Twinwillow - 2014/02/15 11:35:18
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 12:12:42
My appetizer at Wintzell's in Mobile one year ago was 3 dz.  I miss the Glee Club.......sigh. 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 12:40:52
Twinwillow

Michael Hoffman

Have you tried allopurinol?


My doc told me about Allopurinol but I decided to go with Colcrys for a "short term" fix. It worked but, at least I know about Allopurinol for the long term if needed.

I sure do miss my oysters, though. And btw, It was that meal of three dozen delicious Texas Gulf oysters (on special for $4.99 per dozen) I ate that caused my gout to flare up.

A question: Can one safely eat foods high in uric acid (oysters, anchovies, liver) if one is on a regular regimen of Allopurinol? 



I've been on allopurinol for at least four years and haven't had a recurrence since starting on it. I eat liver, anchovies, roasted and fried oysters, sardines, etc.

Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 13:24:27
Thanks, Michael. Happy to know that. I will talk to my doc about it. Any unusual side effects?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 13:25:30
None of which I'm aware. One pill each morning and I don't even think about it.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 13:32:03
Thanks again, Michael. Happy to know that. I'll talk to my doc about about it. I'm actually seeing him Monday.
Adjudicator
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 14:31:17
On allopurinol 300mg. daily for past 10 years.  Thanks oysters, red meat, and beer.  LOL
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 16:08:45
Twinwillow

Thanks, Michael. Happy to know that. I will talk to my doc about it. Any unusual side effects?

Did you say unusual side effects?  I could name a few but I won't go there.   

Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 18:25:59
lleechef

Twinwillow

Thanks, Michael. Happy to know that. I will talk to my doc about it. Any unusual side effects?

Did you say unusual side effects?  I could name a few but I won't go there.   


Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 20:58:37
I can't wait to have my doc get me started on Allopurinol. All I keep thinking about now is all the great foods I love that I've been avoiding. Yeehaaa!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/15 22:15:27

ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/16 13:56:25
Lisa-I would have loved to meet up again this year-hoping to meet up in Cincy!
 
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/16 16:20:57
ann peeples

Lisa-I would have loved to meet up again this year-hoping to meet up in Cincy!


I'll have to do some research but I'm sure we can sneak away from that Greek meat sauce over well-done spaghetti stuff and find ourselves an oyster bar! 
RKB
Cheeseburger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 07:53:45
The Anchor is well regarded for oysters.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 10:26:12
RKB

The Anchor is well regarded for oysters.

I just checked out their website.  WOW!  That place looks fantastic.  Thanks for the tip! 
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 10:30:50
lleechef

RKB

The Anchor is well regarded for oysters.

I just checked out their website.  WOW!  That place looks fantastic.  Thanks for the tip! 
I looked at it, too...I agree. I got a good chuckle out of your "Greek meat sauce" comment.

lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 10:45:36
Pancho

lleechef

RKB

The Anchor is well regarded for oysters.

I just checked out their website.  WOW!  That place looks fantastic.  Thanks for the tip! 
I looked at it, too...I agree. I got a good chuckle out of your "Greek meat sauce" comment.

Did you see the picture of the Bloody Mary with the lobster claw garnish?  Yikes!  That looks good too.
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 10:57:37
lleechef

Pancho

lleechef

RKB

The Anchor is well regarded for oysters.

I just checked out their website.  WOW!  That place looks fantastic.  Thanks for the tip! 
I looked at it, too...I agree. I got a good chuckle out of your "Greek meat sauce" comment.

Did you see the picture of the Bloody Mary with the lobster claw garnish?  Yikes!  That looks good too.
Yes, I will order that as well. That's probably a $27 Bloody Mary! Just hold the horseradish glop for my oysters regardless of its health benefits. I really like that classic Migonette a lot better.

post edited by Pancho - 2014/02/17 11:00:10
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 11:14:09
Pancho

lleechef

Pancho

lleechef

RKB

The Anchor is well regarded for oysters.

I just checked out their website.  WOW!  That place looks fantastic.  Thanks for the tip! 
I looked at it, too...I agree. I got a good chuckle out of your "Greek meat sauce" comment.

Did you see the picture of the Bloody Mary with the lobster claw garnish?  Yikes!  That looks good too.
Yes, I will order that as well. That's probably a $27 Bloody Mary! Just hold the horseradish glop for my oysters regardless of its health benefits. I really like that classic Migonette a lot better.

Yes, but if you eat the "horseradish glop" on the side, you can drink more Bloody Mary's! 

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 11:15:27
Try this one:
http://www.washingtonplatform.com/
 
It's downtown, and you'll be there during their Oyster Festival.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 11:34:31
Heck, forget the chili-oysters are on the plate! Both restaurants look great!
 
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 14:48:20
ann peeples

Heck, forget the chili-oysters are on the plate! Both restaurants look great!


I'm with you!  But you have to go to Graeter's!!!!!  We can leave the oysters for a short time to make an ice cream stop. 
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 17:30:07
Indeed! Al took me to Graeters, and its definitely worth a trip, or two, there!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 18:08:20
Michael Hoffman

Try this one:
http://www.washingtonplatform.com/

It's downtown, and you'll be there during their Oyster Festival.

 
I would rather do this.  That sounds very good Michael.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 18:36:49
lleechef

ann peeples

Lisa-I would have loved to meet up again this year-hoping to meet up in Cincy!


I'll have to do some research but I'm sure we can sneak away from that Greek meat sauce over well-done spaghetti stuff and find ourselves an oyster bar! 

I'm there!!!!!!
I am setting a 3 dozen oyster limit on myself though.....need to save room for Graeter's!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 18:58:08
OK, Ed, I'll set a 3 dz. limit too.  Nah, maybe I'll have 4 dz.  I go past Graeter's every day......was tempted to stop in today and get a pint of Hazelnut Truffle Gelato but I was a good girl and kept going.  It's WONDERFUL!!! 
Poverty Pete
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 20:35:21
Saturday evening, I was in Dothan, Alabama, and made my way to Hunt's Oyster Bar.  I didn't ask, but I believe the oysters came from Apalachiacola.  By Al. standards, they were pricy, at $10 per dozen.  The quality was exceptional, however, better than I've had at Wintzell's in recent years.  Don't bother with the baked ones, they were less than acceptable.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Raw Oysters anyone? 2014/02/17 21:54:34
PP,
When I was in AL after the oil spill, for the next few years there were no local oysters. Some of the places got oysters from Apalachiacola, FL to cover and they were expensive, compared to what the local oysters had been. I was told that Apalachiacola was the closest place they could get oysters from that had not been affected by the spill. I found them to be delicious and of excellent quality too. I think plenty of places must have kept buying them even after local oysters were available again because of the taste and quality.
Ed

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