But if you do need an excuse–a raison de boire, as it were–there’s this: Oyster House has decided to spend the autumn convincing you that drinking gin (and eating oysters) is a good idea. Thus, they have put together a list of over 50 domestic and internationally-produced gins, all ready to be drunk straight (oh stop making that face…) or combined into any number of classic cocktails which are perfect for drinking alongside a nice spread of oysters.
Yes, every single day of the year is National Something Day. Today, for example, is National Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day (just trust me, it has something to do with mousetraps), which falls during National Baked Beans, Hot Dog AND Ice Cream Month.
But Tuesday, August 5 is National Oyster Day. And the Oyster House is celebrating it with a 4-course oyster feast courtesy of chef Brett Naylor. It’s a one-night-only kind of thing (and happens to fall within the whole Rittenhouse Row Culinary Collective four-night event), and will run you $50 per person after 5pm.
The forces of Rittenhouse Row, Kevin Sbraga, and Danielle DelRe, of Starr Restaurants, have come together to create an event that will be one to remember. From August 4th to the 7th, the restaurants of Rittenhouse Row will prepare meals unlike the ones on the traditional menus and give you a dining experience that is one of a kind. As of right now, 18 members will participate in the Rittenhouse Row Culinary Collective, but the list is growing.
Okay, so we’ve got two pieces of good news for you lobster lovers today. And the first is this: Two lobsters for $26.
Today at noon, owner Sam Mink and Oyster House will be celebrating the restaurant’s fifth birthday with complimentary birthday cake and $5 lobster roll sliders.
Get there early before the cake is gone and the lobster roll sliders are sold out.
Beginning on Thursday, March 6th, Oyster House will be bringing back classic dishes from the Mink family’s 60+ years in the seafood business. They’ve dusted off their old school menus from Sansom Street Oyster House as well as Kelly’s on Mole in order to feature a special Throwback Thursday dish every week.
Things kick off today with Oyster Pan Roast, oysters lightly poached in a creamy tomato broth and served with blackened shrimp-buttered crostini.
Other throwbacks will include Crab Imperial, and Dockside Flounder. The full schedule of chef Brett Naylor’s Throwback Thursday plates will be announced via social media. So follow @PHLoysterhouse on Twitter and Instagram or Like them on Facebook.
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Okay, first? Best name ever.
Second? The deal ain’t bad either. On Wednesday, February 12, from 5-7pm, the Oyster House will be pouring four different versions of Yards Love Stout (classic, vanilla, chocolate and coffee) at $3 a pint, paired with the house’s buck-a-shuck oysters.
It’s really as simple as that. Get down there early, snag a spot at the bar and wear your drinking socks. It’s gonna be a good night.
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This rainy Wednesday night is the last night for Center City Sips and Oyster House’s twin lobster dinners. We’re guessing Table 31 won’t break 3,000 on their patio today. But fear not, here’s a comprehensive list of Center City Sips spots with roofs. As for Oyster House, they’re offering two one-pound lobsters and corn for $26.
Sam Mink’s four-year-old Oyster House is already renowned for its top-notch seafood, but now it’s upping its game with a Saturday Afternoon Fish Fry.
For $18, guests will enjoy a brimming bowl of cornmeal-crusted, fried seafood including: shrimp, oysters, flounder and calamari. The Fish Fry is served with fresh and fried lemons, fried green tomatoes and tartar sauce and will be offered every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. from July 13 through August 31.
For more information, or to make a reservations, give Oyster House a call at 215-567-7683.
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Oyster House’s Twin Lobster Dinners are back for the summer. Every Wednesday, beginning today, July 10th and running through August 28th, you can enjoy two steamed lobsters, as well as corn on the cob and drawn butter for just $26, a steal for the coveted shellfish and a perfect light dinner for two – or hearty feast for one.
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