Where's the best place (if any) to buy Raw Oysters in copious quantities
like a bushel/half bushel or so???
Having moved here recently from Louisiana would like to find "that place" to bring a bunch home for some shucking.
Shoot, now that I'm on the topic. What about Crawfish? Is there a good place where they can be purchased by the sack?
Some info on the products asked above.
crawfish - season has barely started, market price is looking to be about 3.99/lb...if its my money i wait until later in the season until they are bigger and cheaper. in dallas you'll tend to find 30-35lb sacks
gulf oysters - be wary of what you get. stay away from the ameripure banded oysters. to my tongue they are really bland. Galveston Bay oysters are nice right now and the texas waters seem to have been untouched by the oil spill. remember, oysters are filter feeders and are the most susceptible to contamination. blue points from NE are fantastic this year too and if you are buying volume they really aren't that much more expensive. not sure who sells them by the sack, but a typical quantity is an 80-100 pc case.
TJ's, Rex Seafood, Central Market and, Wholefoods for American (Louisiana) produced shellfod by the sack.
You could also try Aw Shucks and Big Shucks restaurants to see if they'll give you a deal on quantities.
That's all I can come up with.
3601 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
103 S Coit Rd, Richardson, TX 75080