I’ve been craving oysters since the shut down and have not finessed shucking. Turner’s had the perfect solution for my late afternoon snack.
Say what? Yes, it’s true. Word on the street (the mean streets of Rockport, MA) is that Karin Porter of the Fish Shack (the restaurant, not the fish shack) in Dock Square is serving oysters along with a signature Motif No.1 Day cocktail to kick off the weekend’s pahtying in downtown Rockport in front of the Motif No. 1 Day festival on Saturday. Rockporters and assorted other types are eating raw mollusks in celebration of Motif No.1, Rockport’s famous fishing shack.
Motif No.1 is so famous that it has a festival dedicated to celebrating every inch of its surface, documented down to the last buoy and nail hole. It’s like Cape Ann’s very own Kardashian; we know everything about it and we still can’t get enough.
Come on down to Dock Square, eat oysters and lobster rolls, listen to music and generally party like it’s M1D:2015 this weekend! Because it is!
Motif No.1 for the win!
Oh, God, No.
Look, I LOVE oysters. I really do.
The more horseradish sauce the better.
I happily ate probably no fewer than 20 last weekend in New Orleans and it is a given that I look forward to eating them up each and every time I step foot in Halibut Point. Key West to me screams “Raw Bar” and Nantucket means oysters at “CRU”.
So, last night was no different.
I happily met one of my best friends in the whole entire world….ordered from one of the best bartenders in the whole entire world (that’s right, Jack), and chatted with the one and only Heather…who has made it into 2 blog posts in a row….not that that is any claim to fame 😉
We ordered a dozen Duxbury Oysters and THANK GOODNESS this one didn’t make it to our plate.
So, my friends, after seeing this photo, the question I ask is, “Would you or wouldn’t you be able to choke this down?” For the record, as you can see, it is the size of the a woman’s hand.
See Poll Below
With a shout out to Kathleen Erickson from Savour Wine and Cheese
The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
Photos and video © Kathy Chapman 2013
Just came back from a motorcycle road trip to Chincoteague, VA. Chincoteague is home to Misty the Pony, Assateague Wildlife Refuge, fresh oysters and blue crabs! Long ride, but a fun trip! More posts from the trip to come.
This is a video of us going over the causeway to Chincoteague Island (warning could cause motion sickness).
Video of Main Street Chincoteague Island
Like Oysters? Love Oysters? Tuesdays are now Oyster night at the Topside Grill! $1.50 oysters on the halfshell, oysters Rockefeller, fried oysters, oyster stew, and scalloped oysters. Every Tuesday night, starts at 4:00, goes until 9:00.