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seeking: Freshest, firmest, highest quality oysters

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MarkG Sep 6, 2007 07:06 AM

at either a manhattan fishmonger or oyster bar or seafood rest.

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  1. ChefBoyAreMe Sep 6, 2007 07:09 AM

    Wild Edibles, either at GCT, or their primary location (East side, 30's?)?

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      gastrognome Sep 6, 2007 07:13 AM

      blue ribbon in Soho or Park Slope, get a dozen oysters and some fried chicken at 2am and you are doing pretty well.

      the "peace passage" oyster nigiri at sushi yasuda is incredible and worth the $100 you will spend before you get out the door..

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        MMRuth Sep 6, 2007 07:13 AM

        I agree about those oysters at yasuda - unbelievable.

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          sam1 Sep 6, 2007 07:46 AM

          oh my god...the peace passage oyster gives me food orgasms.

          seriously, best oyster ever.

          for other types, ive yet to find a fresher oyster than at fresh in tribeca.

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        MMRuth Sep 6, 2007 07:13 AM

        I've also been very happy with the oysters at Citarella.

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        sea97horse Sep 6, 2007 07:39 AM

        Second Citarella: good selection, helpful staff --

        1. mccan Sep 6, 2007 07:09 PM

          A bunch of markets have some great Belons...any interest in those?

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            DoctortedNYC Sep 6, 2007 07:32 PM

            Grand Central Oyster Bar

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              gastrognome Sep 7, 2007 02:31 AM

              I have not tried the raw oysters at grand central, but the pan roasts have literally no flavour. What an amazing space though.

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                Yaqo Homo Sep 7, 2007 03:27 PM

                Blasphemy! Their pan roasts are sublime. But for oysters on the half shell, I'd go with Blue Ribbon

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                  gastrognome Sep 26, 2007 02:08 AM

                  Sorry Yaqo I think that is a very liberal usage of the word "sublime" as when I tasted the pan roast there was literally zero taste.
                  Then again that was probably 10 years ago.

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              kobetobiko Sep 7, 2007 08:14 AM

              Hi mccan,

              Did you say Belon???? I want Belon!! Where can I find them?

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                ChefBoyAreMe Sep 7, 2007 09:35 AM

                Noticed them recently at Wild Edibles...they may be a regular item, not sure.

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                  mccan Sep 7, 2007 11:53 AM

                  Same here - I'll be by there this weekend, I'll see if they have them, ask if they are a regular item nowadays, etc....

            3. Spiritchaser Sep 7, 2007 06:43 AM

              Believe it or not, St Andrew's Bar, known for it's unbelievable Scotch selection BUT they have wonderfully fresh oysters, usually keep three varieties on hand and the choice changes.

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