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Don't oysters make you horny? Perhaps that's why you guys love them so much.

Just some food for thought.
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Nah, but sometimes they do look like a vajayjay.

And yes, oysters are delicious.
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Raw oysters FTW. I love them so much. I've been eating them pretty much my entire life. There are stories (and I think pictures) from when I was about three years old sitting with a platter of oysters on the half shell at my parents' cookouts and just tearing into them.

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my best experience with raw oysters was in thailand. they have this place with floating huts on a inlet and there are guys in canoes who literally row up to you with dripping wet baskets of fresh oysters. they also had this hot sauce for them w/ thai chilies. drool.gif

but I've also had them in expensive restaurants and they suck I end up wanting to kick myself.
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That's revolting. Any self respecting chef cleans the shrimp before cooking them.

should you ever come to the hood where i was working at the time, and meet my old employees, it would all make sense to you.
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Raw oysters FTW. I love them so much.
+1. There's a place in Williamsburg that had an oyster happy hour with like 24 different types. I was there for a friend's birthday, and at final count I was at 40+ oysters. I want to do that again.
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my best experience with raw oysters was in thailand. they have this place with floating huts on a inlet and there are guys in canoes who literally row up to you with dripping wet baskets of fresh oysters. they also had this hot sauce for them w/ thai chilies. drool.gif
this sounds awesome
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

my best experience with raw oysters was in thailand. they have this place with floating huts on a inlet and there are guys in canoes who literally row up to you with dripping wet baskets of fresh oysters. they also had this hot sauce for them w/ thai chilies. drool.gif

but I've also had them in expensive restaurants and they suck I end up wanting to kick myself.

I had some solid Apalachicola Bay oysters a couple of weeks ago, which was a nice treat, but the best oysters I've had in years were in Birmingham, AL, of all places. I went out there with my dad, a friend, and the friend's dad last year for a Jimmy Buffett concert, and they had a big gathering at a local hotel with booze, food, and whatnot. There was a guy there shucking oysters, and I didn't think anything of it, given we were in northern Alabama. My dad stopped to watch the guy and swore they were great quality. I didn't buy it, but he insisted we try them. Sure enough, the old man was right. They were fantastic. I'm pretty sure we were half of that oyster shucker's business for the day. We stood there for a good while eating them as fast as he could shuck 'em.

The Thailand thing sounds incredible. My dad has similar stories about visiting my maternal great-grandfather in Maryland, going out to the marshes, coming back with bushels of fresh oysters, and sitting in the garage killing them with cheap beer. I'm pretty sure I was born by the time this was happening, but I wasn't old enough to remember it.

+1,000 to the expensive restaurants thing. Half the time the wash the damned oysters, and, even when they don't, the quality is never particularly good. I don't understand why it happens that way, but I've yet to find an exception to the rule.
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+1. There's a place in Williamsburg that had an oyster happy hour with like 24 different types. I was there for a friend's birthday, and at final count I was at 40+ oysters. I want to do that again.
this sounds awesome

This sounds really cool. I love it when they have different locations to try. It's a chance to see the little differences that are created by geography, water temp, etc. Did you have a particular type you really liked?
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should you ever come to the hood where i was working at the time, and meet my old employees, it would all make sense to you.

I would actually have assumed that was a health code violation. Altough I am aware that some of the less reputable establishments consider the health code more of a set of suggestions rather than a set of rules.
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Saw the briefcase on FB and was instajelly. Well done MrsG!

It really is great. I hadn't seen a Filson in person until not too long ago, and I instantly fell in love with it. She took a mental note and got my mom and in-laws to chip in on it, so it was sort of a family gift. I keep telling her I can't wait to start my new job just so I can use it!

Also, on top of chipping in on the briefcase, my mother-in-law bought me an Amazon gift card for my birthday! MrsG was completely thrown when we got it and thought maybe her mom had just forgotten she'd chipped in on the briefcase. However, when MrsG called and asked, mom-in-law insisted that the briefcase was for the new job and the gift card was my birthday present. WIN!
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I would actually have assumed that was a health code violation. Altough I am aware that some of the less reputable establishments consider the health code more of a set of suggestions rather than a set of rules.

yes, i think such establishments view those things as optional.
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Oysters are huge here.
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you think they clean crawfish completely? half the time that shit is boiled on the spot whole, but that doesn't stop me from going to town on them.

yep, it's pretty well understood you're de-pooping them at the table. I never liked them until the wife talked me into it. Even now, I like, but really it's something the Mrs. requests and it's a convenient Lenten Friday dinner.
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I'm going to be ingesting so much meat this evening you people have no idea.
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I'm going to be ingesting so much meat this evening you people have no idea.

post #29895 of 43621
I'm sure Neo has an idea.

^ no idea who that guy is but he looks pretty gay so I +1ed your poast.
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