Saturday, March 20, 2010

Freshly Shucked (079/365)

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“If you don't love life you can't enjoy an oyster; there is a shock of freshness to it and intimations of the ages of man, some piercing intuition of the sea and all its weeds and breezes. They shiver you for a split second.”

Eleanor Clark. The Oysters of Locmariaquer, ch.1.

TIME:  2:59 PM
PLACE:  Schlafly Tap Room, St. Louis, MO
SUBJECT:  Oysters

HandsomeHusband and I headed over to St. Louis to eat some oysters and drink a pale ale at the Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival.  Mmmm, those were some tasty oysters.  I think the ones pictured above are the Penn Cove Select variety.  We stayed for a dozen and a beer then we walked back to the car, taking pictures of the architecture along the way.  We then moseyed down to the Broadway Oyster bar for another dozen, along with a bucket of crawfish, a cup of gumbo and some shrimp.  It was a perfect afternoon in my opinion.


bentonflocke said...

glad you had such a perfect afternoon. I didn´t like oysters - but I love mussels!

Oz Girl said...

Ok, I'll go for the bucket of crawfish, but I think I'll pass on the oysters. *wink*

But I really do like your photo of the oysters... well done! (the photo, not the oysters, LOL)

Monica said...

I could eat raw oysters every day! These look quite tasty!