Stella’s Fish Cafe in Minneapolis offers an amazing special every Friday: a dozen oyseters on the half shell for $8.28 ($0.69/ea). In a 3-hour window, they serve around 500 of the tasty bivalves. There are other great seafood specials too, but this one has drawn me in a couple times now, enabling my typically unaffordable addiction. For anyone who isn’t familiar with this delicacy, I think Hemmingway described the experience best in A Moveable Feast:

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”


Best patio in town.


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  2. I’m sorry, Parker, but that plate of oysters is totally gross. Yuck. And you eat those?!!

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