Mermaid Munchies

Florida prides itself on having some of the freshest seafood in the world. Its star attraction — the gem of the sea — is the oyster. It’s the crustacean most people clamor for due in part to its reputation as an aphrodisiac, but there are more ways than one to enjoy Neptune’s delicacy, let us count the ways…
Text & Photos by Francesca Cruz | June 16, 2018 | Lifestyle

Pirate’s Way
If you’re in the mood for trying out oysters a jazzed up way — think The Great Gatsby — opt for Russian Oysters. They come shucked over ice, with sour cream, accompanied by thinly chopped hardboiled eggs and red & black caviar. The taste is a refreshing and velvety. The best place to find them in Miami is at a hidden oasis called Captain’s Tavern. It’s like walking into a pirate’s private alcove filled with classy dining and an air of adventure.

Uncommon Deliciousness
A staple in New Orleans, a po’ boy sandwich isn’t a menu option commonly found throughout The Magic City, at least not when it comes to the traditional varieties of the southern favorite. But if you’re in the mood for a deep-fried oyster over a savory bun and seafood sauce — you’ll be in heaven at The River Seafood & Oyster Bar. The presentation of their famous Oyster Po’ Boy is great but the actual taste will keep you coming back time and again.

Slurp Up
Another must-try menu item at The River Seafood & Oyster Bar (and a optimal way to experience oysters within a drink) are their Blue Point Oyster Shooters. Two come in one order and they’re served in shot glasses with an oyster sitting at the bottom of the glass filled with lemon & thyme-infused vodka and a dash of the house Bloody Mary. The shot goes down as smooth as butter, with the proverbial cherry on top, in this case, at the bottom.