Mignonette, lemon. Happy hour, each $2 NZD
Oyster & Chop, Auckland NZ
Hmm, I liked that these oysters were super affordable during happy hour, but they didn’t seem very fresh or tasty. They seemed like they could have been previously frozen which is never a good thing. Oh well, you win some you lose some.
Elephant Hill Syrah ($13 NZD) and Mills Reef Cabernet blend ($12 NZD).
Mignonette, cocktail sauce, lemon. Happy hour, 1/2 dozen $15
B Restaurant and Bar, San Francisco CA
These oysters tasted good, although they were not shucked very cleanly. Their mignonette also had a harsh flavor. It wasn’t my favorite so I ended up just using the lemon since I also don’t use cocktail sauce for fresh oysters.
On the half shell, mignonette, lemon. Happy hour, each $1
Hog & Rocks, San Francisco CA
Mmm, I love the happy hour here! It’s one of the few places in SF that you can still get dollar oysters. They’re actually really fresh and delicious even for happy hour oysters!
Tasting menu $87
Petit Crenn, San Francisco CA
I love Kusshi oysters, and these were so cute. Kusshi oysters are nice and small, and clean and bright. Noms!
Parmesan, calabrian chile, butter, lemon. $14
Hog & Hominy, Memphis
Even though these oysters weren’t raw and fresh (my favorite way to have oysters), this preparation was really flavorful. I loved the texture of the wood fired oysters and its toppings. The calabrian chile was a great addition.
Cross-Town Fade cocktail – Belle Meade bourbon, fernet branca, HH tonic, lemon, ananda ipa. $12
Dozen oysters paired with a bottle of rose wine. $30
The Cavalier, San Francisco CA
Omg, I need to come for this happy hour deal more often! A dozen oysters and a bottle of rose for thrity bucks, I’m in! And these oysters were really good and tasty, yum!
Bloody Mary style, potato, fennel. $9
Rapp Session, Richmond VA
This was really good! I liked the spiciness of the bloody mary flavor, and it was actually a pretty sizable portion for the price. There was quite a few oysters in there too!
Cocktail sauce, mignonette, lemon. Half dozen $20
Boxing Room, San Francisco CA
Boxing Room has since closed since I last visit, but I’m finally getting around to posting these pics. I’m kinda sad that it closed because I liked the food there, and there aren’t many good cajun/creole restaurants in The City. Anyway, I’ve already tried its replacement, Barcino, but that’s for another time.
These Fanny Bay oysters were very tasty – bright, clean, fresh, briny, and cleanly shucked. I could’ve easily eaten a dozen on my own, but didn’t want to break the bank.
Flatbread and pimento cheese. Complimentary
Rappahannock, Rochambeau, and Olde Salt oysters served with horseradish and mignonette. Happy hour, half off
Rapp Session, Richmond VA
These weren’t my favorite. They weren’t bright and briny like the West Coast oysters that I’m used too. These were on the milky side – not my thang.
Scrambled eggs, fried oysters, arugula, and potatoes with remoulade and bacon. $14.99
The Fremont Diner, Sonoma CA
I thought the fried oysters were really soft and tender on the inside, and crispy crunchy on the outside – perfect! This was a hearty plate and everything was SO good!
Cocktail sauce, horseradish, lemon. Each $2.50
L.P. Steamers, Baltimore MD
Hmm, I wasn’t a fan of these. They were larger than I like, and they just weren’t cold enough. They also could have been shucked more neatly. There were quite few bits of broken shells in some of them.
Kim chee cocktail sauce. Happy hour $1 each
E&O Kitchen and Bar, San Francisco CA
I was a bit fearful of the kimchi cocktail sauce. Not because I don’t like the kimchi flavor, but because I usually don’t put cocktail sauce on my oysters and prefer a nice mignonette instead. Anyway, I opted against the cocktail sauce and just used the lemon for some flavor. You can’t beat a freshly shucked dollar oysters for happy hour!
Maple Old Fashioned: E&O single barrel whiskey, sugar, maple bitters. Happy hour $6
I was afraid that this was going to be too sweet, but thankfully it wasn’t. You could taste the maple bitters, but it wasn’t overpowering.