Kick back, relax, and slurp on that yummy half-shell oyster. August 5th is National Oyster Day! We think oysters deserve a week long celebration though. Here is a round up of our favorite places in Austin to celebrate the wonderful little mollusk in all its varieties.
I had the chance to sit down with Executive Chef Jeffrey Rhodes of Parkside to talk about all things mollusks. New England oysters are…perfect for eating raw with a squeeze of lemon.Here is what he had to say:
- Oysters taste different from week to week because of the temperature and flow of the water they are in.
- New England oysters are small and sweet, perfect for eating raw with a squeeze of lemon. Gulf oysters are large and pump, perfect for frying.
Half-price Half-shells at Hillside Farmacy on Mondays from 6pm until close.
Oysters are a favorite between all of us at Hillside“Oysters are a favorite between all of us at Hillside & they were one of the first items on our menu…all of the owners live on the east side and we were hoping for a oyster spot close to home.” – Jade
I’ll be starting my week with a plate of freshly shucked half-price oysters with $5 glasses of cava – a perfect way to slide into the week!
Dollar Oyster Tuesdays at Foreign & Domestic
East Coast oysters for only a buck each, plus $2 cans of beer. Regular menu available, bring your non-fishy friends too! Click here for more information on Dollar Oyster Tuesdays
Head out to Truluck’s for date night
Start the weekend off a little early with half a dozen of the freshest oysters in town! The downtown location is currently closed for renovations, so check out the Arboretum location.
Half-price oysters and bubbles at Parkside downtown.
Oysters are served with homemade cocktail sauce and freshly grated horseradish. Try the fried oysters…half-price during happy hourParkside is currently serving Raspberry Points from PEI. We recommend snagging a reservation ahead of time. Do raw oysters make you squeamish? Try the fried oysters, they’re half-price during happy hour (pictured below)! Served with celery seed aoli, parsley and parsley puree, and a cabbage salad with dijon vinegerette.
Oyster connoisseurs, what are your favorite places for oysters?
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