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.
Oysterfest menu »
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.
Official statement »
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.
The Menu »
I was once with cheesesteak mogul Tony Luke at some Beverly Hills restaurant (long story), and he ordered these big, fat oysters that–I swear–were the size of small cheeseburgers. These Elkhorn oysters from Washington State are kind of bringing back those memories. Read more »
Doc Magrogan’s in University City and West Chester does buck-a-shuck oysters from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays. Tonight those buck-a-shuck oysters include 15 different varieties of bivalves, Nova Scotia to Washington. That’s a heck of a lot more variety than your average dollar oyster happy hour.
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Last night, I wound up at Rembrandt’s for dinner with a friend. The longtime Fairmount tavern recently brought in chef Nick Cassidy from Buddakan to spruce things up a bit, and I was curious to see whether change was a good thing for Rembrandt’s.
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Starting today Varga Bar is starting a new buck-a-shuck oyster happy hour. The varietals will change daily but the price will remain one dollar.
Dollar oyster happy hour runs Monday through Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tonight’s varieties »