Aphrodite, the goddess of love, rose from the sea, sitting upon a large oyster shell, and bringing with her mankind's obsession for that delicious aphrodisiac known as the oyster.
And what better time to appease the goddess Aphrodite than on National Oyster Day this August 5?
But where can I go? There are so many places to choose from. Who can decide?
Well not to worry because if it's a family-friendly place that you're looking for, Pascal's Manale Restaurant is where you want to be. Located at 1838 Napoleon Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115. This city gem has been shucking them right for over 100 years. More information and full menu can be found at pascalsmanale.com.
If you were hoping for a more sophisticated type of eatery with European-accented takes on New Orleans flavors, then Compère Lapin is a great option. Located at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery at 535 Tchoupitoulas St. New Orleans, LA 70130. For more information and menu visit comperelapin.com.
Oceana Grill is another great location if you were picturing slurping down a late night dozen in a space that's more laid-back. But don't forget to explore the courtyard along the way to oyster heaven. Located at 739 Conti St. New Orleans, LA 70130. More information can be found at oceanagrill.com.
So if it's on the half-shell, raw, smoked, boiled, baked, fried, roasted, stewed, canned, pickled, steamed, broiled, or all of the above, make sure to get those plans ready and earn those pearls.