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Chicago Is Your Oyster (Bar)

Lauren Shapiro | Posted 06.19.2014 | Chicago
Lauren Shapiro

Regardless of the city's proximity to an ocean, oyster bars have popped up all over Chicago over the past few months. Most of them appear to be quite similar, all appropriately serving the freshest seafood in a trendy, yet sophisticated environment. So how are you supposed to choose your faux-coastal experience?

A Treat in LA's Little Tokyo: Fickle

Victor and Mary | Posted 06.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Victor and Mary

For a true treat in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, take a time-out from sushi to try, Fickle. Nestled on the corner in this trending downtown neighborhood, Fickle offers creative gourmet cuisine in a casual gastro-pub setting with ample al fresco seating.

Oysters Champion Rain, Oyster Champion Reigns

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.03.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

"Sonya, Sonya, Sonya," was heard, not from the fans at the Acme Oyster Eating Contest during New Orleans' Oyster Festival, as they had absconded from ...

Stop Trash-Talking Oysters

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 05.14.2014 | Taste
Jenna Amatulli

If you're going to form an opinion on oysters, please just take a taste of them so your thoughts actually hold water.

What Does The End Of 'Mad Men' Mean To Cocktail Culture?

Jose Martinez | Posted 07.07.2014 | Taste
Jose Martinez

It's interesting to look back and see just how much this show has influenced the landscape of cocktail culture.

A Way of Life at Risk on the Anniversary of the BP Oil Spill

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig kicked off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, as nearly five million barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf Coast over the next several months. Most of that oil is still there, and will be for years to come.

The Best Oyster Bars In America

Bon Appetit | Posted 06.03.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

There's just nothing like sitting at the bar with a frosty beer or a glass of Muscadet and slurping down a dozen.

Mercury in Seafood: A Little Clarity

Carl Safina | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

One of the most dangerous yet confusing toxic pollutants is mercury in seafood. Mercury is very bad for developing fetuses and children, and seafood is very good for them. But mercury is in all seafood. Like I said: confusing.

VIDEO: The Key to Opening Clams and Oysters

David Rosengarten | Posted 05.27.2014 | Taste
David Rosengarten

Master these multiple mollusk moves, and your dinner parties will change forever.

Funds for Tracing Gulf Seafood Slated to Run Out at Year's End

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana seafood vendors were hurt by the 2010 BP spill, fishing closures and consumers' fears that Gulf shrimp, oysters and fish were tainted. The catch isn't fully back to pre-spill levels but vendors want to prove they have quality, local seafood to sell.

"Aphrodisiac Foods" That Don't Make Us Feel Sexy

Posted 02.07.2014 | Taste

These foods may turn us off more than they turn us on.

Budget Waikiki Includes VIVE Hotel, Me's BBQ

Sandra Thomas | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

It's not easy, but with cheap flights out of Bellingham and a little research, budget-minded Canadians can still enjoy a tropical vacation to Waikiki Beach. And remember, the beach is a great equalizer where the rich and not-so rich can rub shoulders

The 8 Coolest Things I Did in 2013

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.02.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

This year a lot happened to the Accidental Locavore and in the spirit of a year-end round-up, here's a look back at some of the cool stuff from 2013. ...

Massive Oyster Restoration Project Begins

AP | By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

MATAGORDA, Texas (AP) — A deep sea oyster reef restoration being touted as the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico began in an unlikely place: a quar...

New York City Should Be Called 'The Big Oyster'

Zoe Wilder | Posted 12.15.2013 | New York
Zoe Wilder

Raw. Sexy. New York City. "Eve can keep her damn apple," I kept thinking as I made my way through the sexiest, most exotic oyster soiree I've had the pleasure of attending, nestled snugly in a private 21st Century clubhouse, hidden in a Flatiron loft.

'Epidemic Of Poaching' Tackled At Start Of Public Oyster Season

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 12.01.2013 | DC

Virginia's public oyster season opens today, and authorities will be cracking down on what they call "an epidemic of poaching." The Virginia Marine P...

Why Climate Change Should Scare Oyster Lovers

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

Eating raw oysters in the summertime is always risky; aqueous pathogens peak when the ocean is warm, which is part of why folk wisdom suggests one sho...

13 Great Foods With Horrible Textures

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 08.07.2013 | Taste

Which of these gives you the willies?

We Need To Eat All The Oysters

Posted 08.12.2013 | Taste

Happy National Oyster Day, everyone!

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Struggles to Preserve Its Way of Life

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...

The Dining Is Down-Home at Florida Fish Shacks (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Nothing fancy: That could be the motto of the classic Florida fish shack.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company's PR Face Lift Won't Fix Its Koch Brothers Blemishes

Helen Grieco | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
Helen Grieco

The decision ensured that Americans would maintain control of this property bought by taxpayers 40 years ago for protection as the first marine wilderness on the West Coast. Apparently the truth hurt.

The Magnificent Mollusk

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 08.04.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Since 2002, I have competed in every Acme World Oyster Eating Contest that Nola has held. The mighty mollusk now has its own festival devoted to it, the first weekend in June.

Oysters Unite!

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Today, I thank God for allowing me to be so ill. For it is my illness that has taught me life's most valued lessons. Being incapacitated has forced me to plumb the depths and heights of my humanity. And dive I did.