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Oh my! I can never get enough good oysters, but the cost tends to get up there.

On Tuesday nights, McCormick and Schmick's has very good oysters at a buck a piece. Last night, after seeing Pink steal the show at the Garden, we grabbed a cab to The M and S in the Park Plaza hotel. They were serving Malapiques and Fanny Bays. The Bays were superb, creamy yet sharp at the same time. The malapiques, I have no idea how to spell it, were equally good, but less interesting.

The one lb of mussels at 3.95 not bad, an the hamburger for 1.95 not the equal of Bartley's, but still excellent. Drinks rather expensive, but how can you go wrong with Sierra Nevada on draft.

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  1. oh my goodness, great to know. thank you. I crave them as well but always sooo dissappointed in price (especially compared to the south). I'm in a quick joint in Fl where I can eat them cheaper. We discovered the WellFleet Oyster Festival last year and can't wait until next year. Oysters were phenominal, great price and everywhere on ice. (other ways of course too). A trip to Legals is a big hit to the wallet even though they're awesome.

    1. Fanny Bay's are fabulous, the first time I'd had them there were a nice pair of British ladies next to me at the Prudential Legals telling me how they'd visited ancient forests by there. As I think about it, I've loved every west coast oyster I've had.

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      1. re: steinpilz

        I know what you mean about west coast oysters. I dream of Hog Island Sweetwaters. Mmmm.

      2. A good time is a bucket of Olympias, grilled bread with butter and some cold Chimay. Hell, I think I'm going to eat some oysters tomorrow.

        1. Malpeque Oysters are from Prince Edward Island... and were a staple on ice at the late Fresh Pond Seafood.. sniff, sniff...

          can we expand the thread as to wear people are buying their own these days?

          1. Every night between 5-7, 28 Degrees in the SE has local oysters for $1 each. I think they are from Duxbury. They are shucked to order and come with cocktail sauce, a traditional mignonette as well as a cilantro mignonette which you could drink it's so good. There is only the one type but they are delicious. And that early in the evening you can actually hear your conversation.

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            1. re: michellezin

              Does every night include Sat. and Sun. Most places don't do specials on the weekend. I'm hoping the answer is yes.

              1. re: Fort Point

                The answer was yes last time I checked (month or two ago). It's a late place, so I wouldn't expect them to stop serving dollar oysters on weekends at 28º­

                1. re: kbw18

                  Youu were correct, went there last night (Sunday) and had the $1 oysters. Only one kind offered, but they were good and perfectly opened. Apparantly they were from Duxbury. At 5:30 the place was pretty empty.