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Anywhere serving La. Gulf oysters in Baltimore?

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Hello All,
I'm a New Orleans native living in Baltimore. My husband has a love affair with our gulf oysters. We even had an oyster bar at our recent wedding in NOLA. Due to the oil spill that will damage many of the oyster beds, my goal for this weekend is to find him some of these oysters up here for one last major feast since may be awhile till they are safe to eat again.

Does any one have leads on who usually serves them? We eat at Mama's on the half shell and Oceanaire quite a bit and I have never seen them served there. Looking for other leads.

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  1. Ryleigh's Oyster Bar would be the most likely. They usually have a dozen or so varieties, but I can't say for sure if they have LA gulf.

    1. Nicks at Cross Street Market usually has Louisiana oysters

      1. One of those two places is bound to have them and luckily they're more-or-less neighbors. It would be tough to find a better variety anywhere else in the city.

        1. would call Acadiana restaurant near the convention center in DC.

          901 New York Ave NW Ste 200A, Washington, DC 20001

          1. last time I was at the Lexington Market (about a year ago) I asked and they were from the Gulf, sorry this is late - they're closed on Sunday.

            Lexington Market
            400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201

            1. Call Joe Patti's in Pensacola QUICK. No telling how long which beds will be open, but Patti's always has great oysters and they ship very efficiently.
              Getting them in the shell might be prohibitively expensive, but they sell them by the gallon at an excellent price. Even with the shipping, you'll come out fine.
              We often get these for cooking, and also place them in cleaned shells or on porcelain oyster plates.
              This may be the best you can do right now and for some time to come.
              BTW, oysters freeze well if you're going to cook with them.