Sunday, June 21, 2009

Half Shells (172/365)

2009 06 21 IMG_6595 
“It was a bold person that first ate an oyster.”

Jonathan Swift (Irish Author and Satirist of prose, 1667-1745)

TIME:  8:18 PM
PLACE:  Broadway Oyster Bar, St. Louis, MO
SUBJECT:  Oyster shells and bottle caps on the wall

Happy Father's Day to all Dads, past, present and future!  I made breakfast for HandsomeHusband this morning and let him take a nap before he mowed the lawn in the heat.  That's the kind of wife I am. *wink*  This evening we took my father to dinner at  the Broadway Oyster Bar in St. Louis, Missouri.  We picked up another friend and then met 4 other folks at the restaurant.  HH and I first dined here together after an afternoon at Mardi Gras back in 1990.   They have great Cajun/Creole food.  HH ordered a bucket of crawfish, a dozen oysters on the half shell, Shrimp Remoulade and some gumbo.  I ate a couple of the crawfish and oysters - yummy!  My main course was a delicious Crawfish Etoufée.  Dad had linguini with a sweet Creole red sauce and crawfish.  Several people in our party had bread pudding for dessert...but I was too stuffed for that.

The oyster shells and bottle caps are part of this mural on the outside patio.


Christina said...

Sounds like a wonderful Father's Day dinner! Crawfish Etoufee is one of my most favorites!

Sara G said...

What an awesome Father's Day!!
Great photo!!

Mari said...

I don't like oysters, but this is a great shot. Glad your hubby and you had a nice day!

Oz Girl said...

Wow, that looks like one of those cool and fun places to go eat. Love your shot of that mural.

I love crawfish... but I won't peel them to get the meat for myself. Ugh. So as you can guess, I rarely get to eat this little delicacy, unless I order it like your dad did (which I have). Yum!

Sounds like you guys had a very nice Father's Day!

Susan said...

You are so generous to allow the nap. HA! What a fun time and neat restaurant.