oyster saloon

One quick glance at South Street Oyster Saloon’s bill of fare and I was ready to buy a ticket. It’s a good thing I took care of this immediately because this New Amsterdam Market fundraiser sold out in advance. This April 9 event was held outside the Fulton Fish Market Tin Building and was under cover of East River Drive. There were individual booths with raw oysters, cooked oysters, other plates (like grilled cheese and bread from Sullivan Street Bakery) and beverages ranging from Blue Bottle Coffee to Sixpoint cask beer.

I’m quite disappointed that I didn’t get to try the charcoal grilled oysters from Westport, CT. We waited a little too long and the crowd became unmanageable.

Saxelby Cheesemongers: Grilled Cheese (left). Luke’s Lobster Grilled Oysters (right).

The Cape May Salts

The teeniest oyster I’ve ever seen: meet the Olympia Oyster from Taylor Shellfish Farms. Well under half the size, but double the price. This was the most briny-flavored oyster I’ve ever had. My favorite of the day was also from the West Coast: the Effingham. (sorry no photo)

A little java and gingerbread were our final tastes at the Oyster Saloon. This was my first sip of Blue Bottle coffee and I was happy to depart from this throng of diners on a positive note.

One last closeup: a made-to-order oyster po’ boy.

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  1. Thanks Leeanne. I’m on a mission to check out the oysters at John Dory @ the Ace Hotel. While we’re talking bivalves, other fans might want to check out Mark Kurlansky’s book, The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell

  2. I. Love. Oysters. What a fun event. Your pictures are beautiful.

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