Saturday, January 26, 2008

Blu Blogging - Raw Oysters

Last night, I finally tried the raw oysters at Blu Seafood & Bar. They were "Blue Point" oysters, which apparently means that they were one of any number of varieties found in the Atlantic. I don't know much about raw oysters, but I know that I like them and have liked them ever since I first ate them when I was a little kid, visiting New Jersey. Last night they were served with a sweet red horseradish sauce and a vinegar based sauce. I always prefer adding plain lemon juice instead.

On Tuesday nights, Blu now has a half-price special on raw oysters. They are $8 per dozen for the Gulf Coast oysters and $13 per dozen for the "cool-water" ones. You can get them by the half-dozen, too.

I think there is something slightly addictive about eating raw oysters. Does anyone else agree?

8 comments:

  1. "I think there is something slightly addictive about eating raw oysters. Does anyone else agree?"

    No. They might be tasty, but I can't really deal with raw mollusks.

    I like sushi/sashimi and cooked mussels, but that's about as far as I can go on the glibbery scale without starting to get the heebeejeebies.

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  2. Oh ya, I was going to ask: do you go to the Friday viz. forums regularly?

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  3. Yes, I most certainly do. :) If there's an opportunity for me to learn something and get free food at the same time, it's hard to keep me away.

    Are you also a regular?

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  4. yep. CS grad student == free food seeker. :)

    I was a little disappointed that the ratio of demo/exposition was not higher last week.

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  5. Aha! I think I know who you are now. :)

    I do agree, Gary's pacing was a bit off, but I thought the last five minutes were spectacular.

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  6. I don't care for raw oysters, but I have to say, those look scrumptious!

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  7. Oh yeah...oysters definitely get me going. We had a oyster photo shoot in our office this week in preparation for our Valentine's day specials. Oysters and champagne turned us into a giddy bunch. did you know that they are very easy to open? I didn't until I learned this summer. Check out http://www.marxfoods.com and click on the bottom left for some great mignonette recipes.

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  8. Thanks for your link, Justin. It sounds as if you have an ideal work environment to me. :)

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