Delray Beach - Oysters?
I've got some friends in town who want to go to Delray AND have oysters...
I've been to J & J before, but it's been a few years. I've never been to City Oyster. Which place is better for more reasonably priced oysters if one wants to eat a lot? :D Pros, cons?
Any other places in Delray that are good for that?
OysterHo..My rec. Travel up the road to Boynton at go to www.myhurricanealley.com The place is nothing fancy by a long shot, but trust me, best food around . Great oysters also. If you go to Hurricane Alley let me know how it was. I was there just last night. Fantastic. Almost forgot, try the fish dip. It is homemade.
Your Search for "reasonably priced", "oysters", and "Atlantic Ave Delray" returns zero results.
You really want to look for more "divey" seafood places, some of which may have good happy hour deals (half price, 50 cents each, whatever). The Alley sounds like a good start. A trip to the Keys is good for this.
And If you really love oysters... some day go to a fish market and have them order you an entire case from say Appilachicola (sp). You'll get something like 12 dozen, you can eat oysters all weekend - and it will cost you about 30 bucks. Of course there's that little matter of opening them, which is an acquired skill.
Winn Dixie now has boxes of 50 Oysters for about $18 to $20. I am not sure if all stores have them all the time, I got mine at US1 and Woolbright, and last month down in Tavernier in the Keys. Both times they have been delicious and the box had a minimum of open/dead ones although you are always going to get some.
You can see the legally required tag on the top of the box so you can see Harvest Date, Harvest Location and Sell By Date.
In my case, I got them yesterday (12/31) and the harvest date was 12/26 from Galveston Bay, sell by 01/08/2010. The processor is Webb's Seafood from up by Panama City.
That oil spill could be bad news for oyster lovers. Many gulf suppliers have stopped shipping.
"Mike Voisin, a Louisiana seafood dealer and member of the board of the Gulf Oyster Industry Council, said the oil could have a huge impact on an oyster industry that he estimates has a $500 million-a-year economic impact along the Gulf Coast, more than half of that in Louisiana."