more about: oysters

Your Guide to the South’s Best Farmed Oysters

Once known for its seasonal abundance of wild oysters, the South now yields a fledgling bounty of farmed oysters meant for slurping fresh on the half shell. Here are a few of our favorite producers cultivating oysters from Virginia to Louisiana. 1. Rappahannock River Oysters: Topping, Virginia Cousins Ryan and Travis Croxton helped pioneer Chesapeake Bay oyster farming in the mid-aughts. […]

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José Andrés’s Patriotic Pop-up Restaurant

By: Bill Addison     America Eats Tavern, downstairs dining room; Greg Powersm Pop-up restaurants — ventures that set up temporary shop in an event space or after hours in an already-established restaurant — are a growing trend nationally, but Washington D.C.’s José Andrés has used his star power to take the concept to another playing field entirely. Six months ago, he […]

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Off-Season Oysters on the Brink

    I read this morning in the New Orleans Times-Picayune that oysters in the off-season are on the brink. Regulators could be shutting down restaurants from serving the Louisiana staple – how many times have I had a dozen at Acme, Casamentos, Pearl! – from April to October. Same goes for Florida, the Carolinas, the Chesapeake, and onward. In an […]

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