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Which store has the highest quality oysters in Houston?

Thanks James. I was just trying to have something fancy for my dinner guests. But, it seems like serving oysters on the half shell involves some skills I need to develop. Probably should practice before the dinner party.

Jul 10, 2011
BenHardy in Houston

Which store has the highest quality oysters in Houston?

Thanks for the tips. Since I posted this question I did some research on the web. I found YouTube videos about how to shuck an oyster, many sites saying the this "R" in the month thing no longer applies; when buying oysters, if their shell is open, tap it and it should close, if not the oyster is dead, (When eating raw oysters, you want to eat them alive), never store them in a closed plastic bag or submerged in water because you'll kill them, why you need to scrub the oyster shell before shucking, the importance of a good oyster knife, asking about the "harvest date" of the oysters, and many oysters in high quality stores are farm raised. Geez, I never knew eating an oyster at home was so complicated.

Jul 10, 2011
BenHardy in Houston

Which store has the highest quality oysters in Houston?

I'm relatively new to oysters, and love them on the half shell. I'd like to get some good ones to prepare at home, but I'm not sure about buying, storing, shucking, etc. I see oysters at my usual grocery store, Central Market (Yes, I know, they have confiscatory pricing), but I'm not sure what I'm looking at. Some general tips and advice would be welcome.

Jul 09, 2011
BenHardy in Houston

Heading to Houston this weekend just want some BBQ!

Goode co barbecue certainly has its drawbacks. I've never thought that their pork ribs were anything but tough and chewy. The brisket screams to be soaked in sauce. But like most restaurants who have hits and misses, they do have two items I think are top notch: The smoked turkey (makes a killer sandwich, but get it to go) and the potato salad, which to my taste, is the best in Houston. I've taken many a drive to Goode only to get the potato salad.

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Goode Co Barbque
5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

Jul 09, 2011
BenHardy in Houston