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betheroo Oct 2, 2009 03:34 PM

...and I need fellow CHer's help!

I will be in New Orleans in mid November, staying the the FQ with DH and another couple, and we have decided we need to do an oyster crawl and sample all the different variations on oysters available....of course Acme and Felix, and I recently heard about the BBQ oysters at RedFish, plus grilled, bienville, rockefeller, fried...

So where / what would you recommend? Anyplace that does something new/different/ remarkable with the oyster?

  1. mimadeli Oct 2, 2009 05:20 PM

    Include a stop at Casamento's, uptown on Magazine St., and Drago's in Metairie for grilled oysters

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      midcity Oct 2, 2009 07:12 PM

      If you want a laid-back "local" raw oyster place, go to Cooter Brown's, uptown at Carrollton and St. Charles [you can take the streetcar]. Grab a pint, sit outside and enjoy the sunset over the levee.

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        joedontexan Oct 3, 2009 05:28 AM

        Pascal Manales has a great oyster bar I think its on Napoleon.

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      kibbles Oct 3, 2009 06:59 AM

      if your aim is to stay within the quarter, here are some suggestions:

      - Acme or Felix's for raw P&J ersters
      - Red Fish Grill for BBQ (fried in crystal hot sauce & butter, dressed w/ blue cheese. wow!)
      - Bourbon House for three varieties of baked
      - Drago's for their famous charbroiled

      ...completing such a lineup is a feat of telling strength and virility!

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      1. re: kibbles
        edible complex Oct 3, 2009 09:05 AM

        I'd add oysters en brochette and a 6 pack of Rock at Galatoire's.
        for raw, also check out Desire Oyster Bar at the Sonesta
        in the CBD, belly up to the bar at Luke for raw and a local brew.

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          kibbles Oct 3, 2009 10:30 AM

          oh yeah, Luke has those expensive japanese oysters, too...

          what is this "Rock" at Galatoires' of which you speak!?

          1. re: kibbles
            edible complex Oct 3, 2009 10:44 AM

            rockefeller

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