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Somehow I missed this, a North Fork Long Island Oyster Fest is the new thing

coll Nov 11, 2013 10:08 AM

Oh well, I'll make a note for next year. Hopefully a little less crowded than the Maritime Festival?

http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/2...

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  1. Gastronomos RE: coll Nov 14, 2013 03:31 PM

    please keep us up to date (next year) with this event. I'd like to see what this is all about. :-)

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      coll RE: Gastronomos Nov 14, 2013 05:02 PM

      I will. I already got at 2014 calendar in the mail from somewhere!! And I made a note to self.

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      lenorel57 RE: coll Nov 17, 2013 05:37 PM

      The oyster fest was in Oyster Bay. (how appropriate) It's not the North Fork; but it is on the northern coast of Nassau County. I think it was a few weeks ago.

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        coll RE: lenorel57 Nov 17, 2013 06:12 PM

        But now there is another in Greenport on the North Fork, in the summer. Let the games begin! I bet there's more oysters out here, I'll let you know next year.

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          lenorel57 RE: coll Nov 17, 2013 08:42 PM

          Love Greenport but I don't go there in the summer...especially on the weekend. I've never been to the oyster festival in Oyster Bay but I have been to the lobster festival in Rockland, Maine.

          I don't know which town has more oysters. I do know that it's a really big event in Oyster Bay and has been for years.

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            Scott_R RE: lenorel57 Nov 18, 2013 03:48 AM

            It was discussed here:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/920463

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          Scott_R RE: lenorel57 Nov 17, 2013 08:02 PM

          This is the one that was on the North Fork:
          http://northforker.com/2013/11/03/gre...

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            coll RE: Scott_R Nov 18, 2013 05:14 AM

            I was talking about the one that had in August, it was the whole village. But now I see it was part of the Maritime Festival, replacing the Chowder Contest. Good thing I have almost a year to get up to speed on the details!

            The place that used to win the Chowder contest every year was rumored to use doctored up Campbells so I never partook in the fun.

            I went to the one in Oyster Bay in it's infancy, I used to live nearby; but once they started having mandatory shuttles down by 106/107 I realized it would be WAY too crowded for me! Not saying the Maritime Festival would be much better though. Oh well, there's more than one way to skin an oyster.....

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              lenorel57 RE: coll Nov 18, 2013 10:59 AM

              And that's why I don't go

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                coll RE: lenorel57 Nov 18, 2013 12:32 PM

                I know, if I want oysters bad enough I can just go to a restaurant!

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                  lenorel57 RE: coll Nov 18, 2013 02:47 PM

                  But then you miss the crowds and long lines

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                    coll RE: lenorel57 Nov 18, 2013 03:41 PM

                    Luckily, having lived here all my life, I've had enough to last me! I moved out to the east end to escape, haha!

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                Gastronomos RE: coll Nov 18, 2013 02:55 PM

                on the East Shore?

          2. coll RE: coll Dec 9, 2013 09:51 AM

            Now here's what I'm talking about
            http://photos.timesreview.com/1842519...

            This past weekend, I'll have to make a note for next year.

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