We’ve been keeping track of National Oyster Day happenings. There’s the big four-course dinner at Oyster House and of course the $100 for 100 oysters, a bottle of Champagne and hotel room in Chestnut Hill. But now that the big day is here, there are other deals around town.
A.bar (pictured) on Rittenhouse Square is offering $1.50 oysters all day.
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Next Tuesday is National Oyster Day, and we already told you about the Oyster House’s big four-course $50 oyster dinner. Well, over in Chestnut Hill, they’ve got a deal of their own. Read more »
We hope you’re hungry.
Starting Monday, July 14th, The Hattery Stove & Still is unveiling some of the best summer deals in town.
Chef Hakeem Otenigbagbe and his team will be serving up Buck-a-Shuck Oysters, $14 Endless Mussels and a Complimentary Bacon Bar.
Yes, you read that correctly, free bacon. Dreams really do come true.
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Matthew Ridgway, owner of The PASS in Rosemont, NJ is hosting a new Sunday supper, simply named “Oysters and Charcuterie.” The meal is served from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Ridgway says, “we know our local guests will love it, and we think it will be a great light supper for weekenders and daytrippers who are shopping in Lahaska, New Hope and Lambertville, or antiquing in Bucks and Hunterdon Counties.” Ridgway, who has made his name with his PorcSalt brand of sustainable, artisanal and local charcuterie.
Philadelphia diners may recognize the guy running the front-of-the-house, it is Steve Schiavo, who won the 2011 Best of Philly award while he was working at Fond.
The PASS is open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday.
The PASS [Foobooz]
Headhouse Crab and Oyster Co. is celebrating oysters this month. In addition to daily buck-a-shuck oyster deals, chef Mike Stollenwerk is preparing oysters in different ways for the month that ends in ‘R’. Among the options, baked oyster and chorizo, fried oyster tacos and to wash it down, oyster shooters.
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Last week’s report that Jose Garces had signed a lease to the original Bookbinders space at 2nd and Walnut created more questions than it answered. Today we have an official statement from the restaurant group that at least sets the context.
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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.
Oysterfest at Reading Terminal Market [Official]
Oysterfest tickets [Ticketleap]
There’s a real oyster special going down at Rittenhouse Square’s a.bar. Here are the details: between 3 and 6 p.m. everyday, all oysters are $1.50. From east to west coast, from sea to shining sea, all the oysters are just a buck and a half. The second half of work for the day? Well that can wait.
If you like oysters and you like beer, a good place to be on Sunday, April 28th is Doc Magrogan’s. The West Chester and University City locations are each hosting an oyster-and-beer festival featuring fifteen different oysters and ten craft beers that pair especially well with them. Read more »
Mica seems to want a bigger piece of the map.
First, they announced that Perrier will take hold of the restaurant’s reigns for a week in May, and now, they’re offering a four course oyster dinner this Wednesday and Thursday. The menu will have no geographic theme to it, with a menu ranging from Garganelli pasta to a po’ boy, but who cares? Oysters are great—especially when prepared with the culinary prowess of Chip Roman.
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