Oyster Town- Oyster Republic!
I've talked about Florida oysters before, but not the famous Apalachicola Bay Oysters! This odd little spot with a very odd name, has its very own oyster boat, with a third generation oyster harvester in charge.
The oysters are gathered daily in the bay, chilled on board until they arrive at the restaurant's dock where they are washed, chilled, and then shucked to order. "Chilled from bay to belly" they claim!
Outside Dining in January!
But the best part of the oyster experience was sitting outside on the deck with my two good friends, Kim and Kim!
We had a little beer, watched some boats on the bay, chatted with some fellow diners, then decided on oysters.
There were endless possibilities! with Artichoke, Jalapeño and Parmesan
We could have gone raw, but it was too fun choosing the ingredients that are offered with the broiled and baked options. We could have cucumber, orange, wasabi, chives, crushed almonds, jerk seasoning...just to name a few!
Hope to Return
I forgot to ask what they do with all their shells! I remember piles like this, outside of Florida seafood restaurants when I was a kid. You don't see shell mountains like this anymore. I'll have to come back and ask!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.