Age-old advice always warned that the best time to eat Oysters was during the months that contain the letter “R” (September – April). Now you’re probably wondering WHY? This rule goes back to the days before refrigeration, poorly monitored and enforced wild oyster harvesting practices, and a breading season that takes place during the summer months.
So do we still need to follow this advice?
The answer is NO. Modern-day oyster farming and strict environmental rules allow for oyster lovers to consume these delicious animals year-round! Here are some of the reasons why:
- Many oyster farms are in cold waters allowing for delectable, firm-textured oysters to be produced all 12 months.
- Different oyster breeds are now available that never reproduce (think seedless watermelons).
- More monitoring, accountability, and better food safety practices ensure that all oysters harvested are safe to consume and ready to be enjoyed.
Of course, all three Pearl’s restaurants only serve the highest quality, fresh oysters. So if you haven’t tried an oyster in a while (or EVER), there’s no better time than Buck-a-Shuck Tuesdays! All day, every Tuesday our oysters are $1 each at Pearl’s Oyster Bar, Crabtown and Trapper’s.
Remember…when you eat Oysters, you LOVE longer!