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Where to find Totten Inlet VIRGINICA oysters in Seattle...

kbsea Feb 8, 2012 04:29 PM

...OTHER than Elliott's? Anyone know?

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    Spot RE: kbsea Feb 8, 2012 07:07 PM

    They're lovely. My understanding is that Taylor Shellfish Farms has a lock on Totten Inlet Virginicas, because they have a lease/own most of Totten Inlet's beds and are the only folks doing Virginicas, there. I've not been to Taylor's newish retail place in Seattle, but others on this board have.

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      kbsea RE: Spot Feb 9, 2012 09:31 AM

      Thanks, I didn't know that. I've been meaning to check out Taylor's Melrose store, and it looks like they've got an oyster bar open now, so I'll definitely be heading over.

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      mrnelso RE: kbsea Feb 8, 2012 07:29 PM

      Uwajimaya is worth a look, for sure.

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        bluedog67 RE: mrnelso Feb 9, 2012 12:16 PM

        As far as I know, Taylor is the only one raising Virginicas (Totten or elsewhere) as it is an eascoast variety Bill Taylor brought here himself. I heard this folklore about 2 years ago, so things may have changed, or it could be an oyster myth.

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        cocktailhour RE: kbsea Feb 12, 2012 01:49 PM

        They had them a few weeks ago at Walrus and Carpenter when we ate there.

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