By: Brian Malarkey
As National Oyster Day 2012 approaches, Herringbone has decided to join in the festivities by offering $1 oysters all day on August 5th. Our bivalves come from all across the world from British Columbia to Baja to the East Coast, and offer you a wide variety of taste and richness. In addition to this National Oyster Day Deal, we’re going to share some oyster trivia with you to get you fully prepared for this delectable day.
- In North America alone there are at least 200 oyster appellations, unique and distinctive in the flavors of the oysters they produce.
- The world’s largest live oyster ever found measured 13 inches long and 6 inches wide and was located in Humboldt Bay by retired navy pilot Richard Mesce.
- New York Harbor was the largest source of oysters worldwide throughout the 19th century. On any given day, 6 million oysters could be found on barges tied up along the city’s waterfront.
- The most oysters opened in one minute are 38 oysters set by Patrick McMurray from Canada in Beijing on May 21st, 2010.
- Pearl oysters are from a different family of bivalves than food oysters and are not closely related to food oysters, though technically still edible (however, not tasty).
Now that you know more about these sumptuous treats be sure and stop by Herringbone on National Oyster Day for some $1 oysters.