Had 2 dozen oysters at Jay's Shaffer Oyster bar Friday night. Even in these tough economic times, they won't serve Pacific oysters from areas affected by the damn "red tide" (if you don't know it's bacteria which is worse and often more pervasive and insidious than Communism). Jay is committed to serving only pristine, expertly shucked oysters. Still the best variety in Manhattan. Highly recommmended.