Sunday, April 21, 2024

Shuck it All on National Oysters on the Half Shell Day

In case you need a reason to spice up your weekend with oysters and wine (and you shouldn’t need a reason, but…), it’s National Oysters on the Half Shell Day on March 31.

That’s not to be confused with National Oyster Day on Aug. 5. For some reason (ka-ching!), the oyster industry thought it needed two days to fête their mollusks.

Some local restaurants have met the challenge with specials:

  • City Oyster: Raise a toast! With the purchase of a dozen oysters, you’ll get a free glass of Champagne. 213 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/272-0220; cityoysterdelray.com
  • Spoto’s Oyster Bar: On March 31, celebrate with a half-dozen bluepoint oysters for $11.70 (or $1.95 each). Clams will get their spotlight, too, with $1.25 each or $7.50 for a half-dozen. 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561/776-9448; spotos.com
  • PB Catch: For March 31, you can eat two-for-one oysters all night. 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach; 561/665-5558; pbcatch.com

And we’re still waiting for the other half shell to fall…

Have brunch and move to the jazz at Mizner Park

Just a reminder that the season is winding down, so that means the last Sunday Jazz Brunch in Mizner Park is March 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. With music and food and fun and probably a lot of sun. At the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton.

Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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