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Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by mescalita, Jul 24, 2017.

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  1. mescalita

    mescalita old and in the way...

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    Our youngest son is in Vegas with his girlfriend - sent these pics from Palace Station oyster bar....

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  2. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Wow. Those are some GREAT oysters!
     
  3. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I hope that they weren't pasteurized. That's a question that I will start asking before ordering.
     
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    Why? Please explain.
     
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    Nice eats! :thumbsup:
    But I normally expect oyster porn to end with a pearl necklace...:wink2:

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    Those look so good! I love Oysters with fresh grated atomic horseradish. The ones at Sterling Brunch were so small and grainy I couldn't even eat them. It's the only thing that disappointed me there. Bernies is my favorite Oyster Bar in Tybee Island GA and they are super cheap but big and plump like those.
     
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    Some restaurants pasteurize their oysters before serving. IMHO, while pasteurization provides a function, it also takes all of the "taste" out of the oyster. All the "brininess", and salt that you choose raw oysters for? Gone, nada, not there anymore. I first encountered them at the restaurant next to Harrahs New Orleans and someone (was it NewOrleansSlimm perhaps?) explained it.
     
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    I never knew this. Thanks for explaining it. I love that bit of sea taste you get when you pour the oyster into your mouth.
     
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    Too funny. I expected this thread to be about room pictures on Oyster.com. I figured you were checking out some high roller villa or something.

    That's the same thing I liked about Russian caviar the one time I had it.
     
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    Those oysters are way to big to properly eat on a saltine with cocktail sauce. Perfect ones are the size of a 50 cent piece . Now if your going to slurp them down naked I guess they're ok but that's kind of gross to.
     
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    it was me, lol...best way to get oysters is right when they come off the boat, have to know how to open them but you get them cheap...many seafood shops will sell you a sack or half sack fairly cheap too
     
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    I call it kissing the ocean. Some folks drain out the "liquor" when this is all part of slurping the oyster out of the cupped shell. Had a great mignonette made from champagne vinegar, shallots and cilantro.

    The pasteurized oysters served at Palace Station are called "gold band" oysters and come pre shucked and are processed with high pressure or high temperatures to kill any harmful vibrio bacteria that gets worse as water temps increase. This is done at the processing plant on the Gulf. Its why the old timers said don't eat an oyster in the months without an R.
     
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    when I hear people say this and you can get red tide, im not eating any this month...I say, more for me...just had a bunch friday
     
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    Nothing wrong with the oysters in the pic but when i got to Vegas or west I'm getting west coast oysters, period. Being an east coaster I don't get them very often and love the totally different flavor than east coast. The Kumamotos are to die for.
     
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    Hey Now!
    I grew up on Rappahannock River oysters. But my favorites are Apalachicolas.
    Had these in May at Big Al's at the Orleans.


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    Agreed, that old saying doesn't fit today thanks to better cold handling and tagging which shows date of harvest, location, and name of processor. Many oysters are farm raised as well.

    I recently tried several oysters from Virginia, and it's funny how much different they taste depending on how close they were to the Chesapeake or the ocean, or the River you mention.
     
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    They have "farm raised" oysters around here everywhere. I agree the taste varies. I like mine salty.
     
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    We have Pacific oysters here where I live. They are on the big side. I like to grill them until the shell opens then pry them open and cook them a little longer in their juices.

    We make a sauce out of Ko chu jung base, which is a Korean chili pepper sauce and add soy sauce. We then finely grate fresh Dai Kon radish as a garnish on top of the oyster.

    Wow. Good stuff......(I eat it with Coronas and get wonderfully drunk)
     
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    I volunteered at a oyster festival a couple years ago, they were making a version of Acme Oyster House chargrilled oysters. Butter, garlic, green onion, parmesan cheese, seasonings.

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    Here is one way that oysters are raised, the photo was taken at low tide so the cages can be easily checked on foot. When the tide comes in, the water brings nutrients and the wave action helps the oyster to develop a cup. There are several other ways that involve bags on floats, metal cages raised off the bottom, plastic trays. It starts with larvae at a hatchery which is raised to about 1/4" or so and then put into cages like these. As they get bigger, they need room, so some are removed and put into empty cages. In about a year to two they are ready to eat.

    An adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day.

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    This is a tidal farm on Cape Cod, its low tide and the farmer is taking smaller stock from a mesh bag and will dump them into empty trays to grow them out. Must have a lid or else it will be an AYCE for predators like crabs.

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    A plastic tray that is suspended off of a buoy, lid is removed.

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