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Shuck your own Jolly Oyster-Ventura Beach

This place is so much fun and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves oysters and clams. Follow instructions on their website http://www.thejollyoyster.com/ and you can steam your own clams which are sweet and fresh or cook oysters directly over the grill as we did tonight or just schuck and eat.

Fun fun fun. Mark and mark are great guys and informative and very friendly so make sure you introduce yourselves.

Oct 12, 2011
Phil Paton in Los Angeles Area

Need Trinidad ingredients - any ideas

Thanks - great advice!
Phil

Apr 14, 2009
Phil Paton in Los Angeles Area

Need Trinidad ingredients - any ideas

Trini hot sauce, Chadon Beni Chutney etc.

Any stores anywhere?

Thanks.
Phil

Apr 13, 2009
Phil Paton in Los Angeles Area

Holdren's Newbury Park

The basic message here is don't even think about it.

A "well done" 6oz filet mignon was 1/2 inch thick, tasteless and shoe leather. Bacon wrapped "tiger" prawns were smothered in store-bought BBQ sauce and the bacon under-done and therefore chewy.

The"bluenose sea bass" special was served blackened - a fact the waiter neglected to tell us - and was as dry and unedible as the filet and could have been catfish for all I know. At $36 a complete rip-off.

The twice cooked potatoes looked more like 12x cooked and tasted horrible. Asparagus side dish was the color of green olives and as unappetizing as any vegetable I have ever seen.

The bartender was inept.

This place will probably be closed within 6 months and re-open as an Outback Steakhouse - a sad fact as we need good restaurants in Newbury Park but at least the food will be better.

Nov 27, 2007
Phil Paton in Los Angeles Area

best sushi in SF

visiting for just a couple of nights. Money no object.

Thanks for any advice.

Live Crawdads - where to buy in LA area/Ventura

Thanks for the advice - guess I will have to wait!

Aug 14, 2007
Phil Paton in Los Angeles Area

Live Crawdads - where to buy in LA area/Ventura

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Aug 13, 2007
Phil Paton in Los Angeles Area