What was that rule? No oysters in months that don’t have the letter R? Well good thing it’s Septemberrr, because on Friday, September 20th from 6:30 to 8:30, Fair Food and Reading Terminal Market, in partnership with Market vendors Molly Malloy’s Bar & Grill and Pearl’s Oyster Bar, are hosting their first ever OysterFest! Twelve varieties of oysters (a few of them cultivated in Cape May), each paired with a locally-brewed, craft beer, and served up side by side for your sampling pleasure.
Local oysters – shucked by their producers! – will include the new-to-Philadelphia Cape Shore Salts and Salty Lady (Salty Ladies?), and the already popular Cape May Salts. To provide contrast, Dave Braunstein of Pearl’s Oyster Bar has curated a selection of oysters from elsewhere which will (tentatively) include Rocky Shore, Rappahanock, Blackpoint, Bluepoint, Village Bay, Fanny Bay, Misty Point, Hollywood, Wianno, and Wellfleet.
Net proceeds of the event will go to support the work of Fair Food, a sustainable agriculture non-profit organization in Philadelphia that operates the Fair Food Farmstand, also in Reading Terminal Market.
Tickets are $50 a head and only 150 are being made available. Do we need to tell you that they’re going fast? Get yours through the link below.