Katrina and oysters

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  1. JB

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    Well, we are almost to October. Normally, the time of year when I start eating as many oysters as I can get my hands on. Problem is, the oyster beds in Louisiana are, for all intents and purposes, gone. I know Acme at baytowne wharf still gets their oysters from Lousiana (or at least they did before Katrina).

    With the Bon Secour beds also destroyed, and with red tide in Appalachicola, are there any decent oysters around? If so, where are they coming from?
     
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    I eat some oysters last Monday that had come for Texas and they were
    wonderful.
     
  3. Beach Runner

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    I wonder if it's okay to eat oysters at the Taste of 30-A event this Friday. BTW is Taste of 30-A worth going to?
     
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    I guess that depends whether TS Rita becomes Hurr Rita and ruins the party.
     
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    Please! Let's just hope the current models don't change.
     
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    OK, here's the straight dope on oysters. They are filter feeders, so that means they suck in whatever is in the water along with their food. Imagine an organic aquarium filter in dirty water and you've about got it. Add sewage and you get a tasty oyster. I will not eat gulf oysters until next year at the earliest. Find a place that has Atlantic Oysters, since Ophelia didn't hurt their environment too badly.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I don't think I'll eat any until next year AND I get the hepatitis A vaccine, just to be safe.
     
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    most of the resturants up here have switched to atlantic oysters already (joe's crab shack, etc). they're a little more 'bright' tasting than gulf oysters
     
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    Does The RED BAR have cooked seafood?
     
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    Yes. If my memory is right, a fish of the day, shrimp & crawfish with pasta & of course crab cakes.
     
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    Remember...crab cakes on Fri/Sat night only!!
     
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    To Shaken Not Stirred...

    Your Steeler logo caught my eye...Would you by any chance own the house by the same name in Seacrest? I am a Gateway High School graduate from Monroeville, now living in Atlanta....own Happy Hour in Seacrest Beach North.
    I'm older than dirt and actually was at the game with the Immaculate Reception. Oh, how I long for the days of Myron Cope on Sports!!!
     
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    I wish I owned some property there ...... maybe someday!

    Atlanta has a lot of former Pittsburghers there.

    That would of been awesome to see the Immaculate Reception in person. I don't believe that game was even televised. I miss Myron as well - he retired recently & is no longer announcing the games.
     
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    I'll tell you another culinary fallout from Katrina! We went to a big festival on Saturday night called The French Market. The Catholic church down the street from us, St. Joan of Arc parish, throws this bash every year and all the food is French and Creole. It's fabulous! One of the most popular items for dessert are the beignets. They're always a sell-out.

    This year a sad sign: "NO Beignets Due to Katrina." They get the mix, you see, from Cafe du Monde in NO. :bang:
     
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    You can probably still find boxes of the mix in stores like World Market/Cost Plus and Publix if you really want a beignets fix.

    As far as oysters go, Apalachicola Bay is probably far enough away to not get Katrina-related polluted waters.
     
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    I hear talk of Red Tide, not to be confused with Crimson Tide, in the area of Apalachicola. It may just be talk, so check it out for yourself.
     
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    :welcome: Dirtdaddy - interesting name :dunno: care to explain? Just got me curious.
     
  20. JB

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    Apalachicola Bay is closed to oyster harvesting due to red tide. That was exactly the point of my post - there are simply no gulf oysters available.

    http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/12576817.htm
     
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