Searching for Oysters
Suddenly had a huge craving for raw oysters. The ones I had in Union Oyster House is not only small, but expansive (don't taste bad.. but not great either..). Any recoomandations where I can get some nice and big ones for more affordable price?
I had some great oysters last week in Cambridge at Summer Shack. They had a selection of 6 (Martha's Vineyard, Pemmiquid, Cotuit, Wareham and 2 others I can't remember). I believe they are about $1.75 a piece which is competitive. I had the Pemiquid (because they are the best oyster on the east coast) and the Martha's Vineyard (had them before and they were great). They were fresh, briny and ice cold.
McCormick & Schmick's has a fantastic sampler platter with two each of a half dozen different kinds of oysters plus a couple of clams for $19. While not cheap, it's a great way to figure out which of their oysters you like, and then you can order them a la carte. Their menu is on-line -- I've linked the dinner one.