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

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: Spot

      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.

    2. Uwajimaya is worth a look, for sure.

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      1. re: mrnelso

        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.

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