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Thursday, December 20, 2012

The world is your oyster! Enjoying oysters at Christmas and New Years!

Crassostrea virginicas 

Is this the world's best oyster?
Everyone who appreciates oysters has a favorite location.  Like wines, oysters variety widely based on the specific species and where and how it was raised.  And oyster ranchers are very good at growing a variety of them, for example the best Virginica oysters (which includes all native North American Atlantic oysters, such as Blue Points, Chesapeake, Wellfleets, etc.) may be from the West Coast.
Kumomoto Oysters, Crassostrea sikamea

Olympia Oyster, Ostrea lurida
Here is a guide to some locations and how to order them.
Interactive Map Link
Enjoy some art with your oysters.

And here is the basement temple to the oyster:
The Oyster Bar, Grand Central Station, NYC

Here is a list of the world's top oyster bars...and yes the place above is on the list!  

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