It only took a couple of years of coaxing from my husband, but I finally tried oysters a few years ago on a trip to San Francisco and loved them! I don’t know what took me so long to take the plunge, but I’m glad I did. Especially with an oyster bar two blocks from our condo, we enjoy going for oyster happy hour every now and then.
My favorite oysters I’ve ever eaten are the chargrilled oysters we ate in New Orleans. Talk about delicious buttery, parmesan goodness!
Some of my other favorites are from Union Sushi + Barbeque during their $1 oyster happy hour.
So why all this talk about oysters? Well next Friday, September 11th is the 27th Annual Oyster Fest presented by Shaw’s Crab House. This will be my first year attending the event and I am already so excited especially since one of the participating restaurants is from New Orleans and will be serving chargrilled ones! Oh yeah!
Tickets are $30 for admission (food and beverage not included), but guess what? I have a special promo code for you! Enter promo code TOMATO and you’ll receive $10 off the price of admission! Not an oyster fan? Don’t worry there will be other food for the land lovers from Bub City, Shake Shack, Summer House, and more.
Here is all of the information you’ll need for the fest:
WHEN: Friday, September 11
TIME: 3 PM – 10 PM
WHERE: 435 N. Wabash (Hubbard and Rush)
TICKETS: http://www.oysterfestchicago.com/ (promo code valid until 9/7 at 10 PM)
Hope to see you at #OysterFestChi!