Day 150: OYSTERFEST 2011
How many other things come that way?
Would you eat a potato straight out of the ground? No. God didn't make potatoes that good--He made them so you have to chop them and fry them to make them their best.
Would you eat wheat straight from the earth? No. You've gotta process that down into bread, cereal, etc. to make wheat any good.
Chicken? Don't even start.
But oysters...after a quick shuck, are just about as perfect as they could possibly be.
I say that all to say, when you say "Oysterfest" I will find the means to imbibe.
Budget buster to the extreme.
Nevertheless, it was a 60 degree and sunny day in Piedmont Park, the oysters were fresh, the beer was cold, and the company was good, so I got over it pretty quickly.
Something about soaking up the sun,, shucking oysters so primitively that it has to engage part of that pleasure-seeking lizard brain, and downing deliciously rich whole shellfish made it a day not to be beat.
When Oysterfest got to be a little too crowded we left, strolled the Park, and continued our day of decadence with milkshakes from Flip Burger.
And now you won't be seeing us at a restaurant for a few months :)