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Jan 16, 2013 02:25 PM

Looking for Oysters in Portland European Flat (Belon)

This Friday I will be in Portland overnight on business. I am looking for a bar or fish market that I can purchase these oysters. I was told when the Damariscotta River freezes in December that is the end of them until the thaw. Not sure if this is true as I have seen them recently in NY.

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  1. I've had them at Eventide Oyster Co. although I haven't been in a couple of months. This would be the most likely, if not only, place that may have them. If they don't have them, they'll still have about a dozen kinds to chose from. Also, I doubt the river is frozen yet. It's been pretty mild. Oh yeah, if you do hit Eventide, try a fried oyster bun as well as raw. You won't be disappointed.

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    1. re: bobbert

      Glidden Point(they have a web site) grows Belons,so you could speak with them as to availability.