Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer Eating: $1 Oysters, Specifically Cape May Salts

oysters on the half shell
(Note: Adhering to the legend of only eating oysters in months with r is bollocks.)

Oysters are delicious.

More specifically, Cape May Salt Oysters, the oyster that is sourced locally from the Delaware Bay north of Cape May, are extra delicious.

Not too big in size and very flavorful, Cape May Salts are a refreshing summer treat.

But what about finding them for a dollar?

Especially as some local eateries that had previously offered happy hour oyster deals have shuttered — Ansill and Oceanaire, chief among them.

Well, here are a few places to try.

* Oyster House not only has excellent cocktails, an estimable burger, a massive lobster roll AND a newly introduced crab night — they also have a buck-a-shuck happy hour featuring an oyster of the day for one dollar, from 5-7 pm on weekdays. (However, they don't usually have Cape May Salts.)

* Meanwhile, Meal Ticket just dropped the news that Union Trust, the giant steakhouse on Chestnut, is now doing $1 oysters from 4-7 pm on weekdays. And they'll be offering Cape May Salts. Score.

* But perhaps the best spot for $1 Cape May Salts is Pub & Kitchen. They have $1 oysters from 4-6 pm on weekdays. And you can enjoy them inside at the bar or outside at their sidewalk seating, the latter being a nice summer bonus.

Heroes on the Half Shell - In search of the sustainable, local oyster. [ Philadelphia Weekly ]
Dollar oysters at Union Trust [ Meal Ticket ]
Dollar Oysters [ Foobooz ]

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