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    Re: Oysters on the Half Shell

    I have heard this too, and seen e.g., a caution expressed to this effect on at least one restaurant menu. Perhaps it is a question of the relative quantity of each, but why take chances?

    A beer or glass of white wine - or a Coke iced - can do the job nicely.

    Gary

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    Re: Oysters on the Half Shell

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetmeats View Post
    King Fish House at Bella Terra?

    While I have eaten at a Kings Fish House, I have not eaten Oysters on the Half Shell there. I have eaten them many times at Sam's Seafood in Seal Beach though. I love them too for some reason.
    That's the one Mark, I'll have to try Sam's since it must be very close to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    I believe I've heard that oysters and high-proof spirits are not recommended. Something to do with the alcohol denaturing the proteins on the outside of the oyster and inhibiting proper digestion.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    I have heard this too, and seen e.g., a caution expressed to this effect on at least one restaurant menu. Perhaps it is a question of the relative quantity of each, but why take chances?

    A beer or glass of white wine - or a Coke iced - can do the job nicely.

    Gary
    Hmm, I guess I'll have to consider that next time. I had 1 WT and 1 Knob Creek and didn't seem to have any issues but next time I'll just stick with a beer of some sort.
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    Re: Oysters on the Half Shell

    Christian,

    I just checked the website of the only Sam's Seafood I remember (in Huntington Beach) and got quite a surprise.

    Call before you make the drive.

    In his younger days my kid had two favorites along PCH. Sam's for the billfish sign and Glide'er Inn (since renamed) for the huge model airplane suspended above it.

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    Re: Oysters on the Half Shell

    Sam's was supposed to be completely changed in decor when they reopened it but enough people complained that they will apparently be keeping the Polynesian theme. I liked the kitsch of the place. I hope it still has that charm when they reopen.
    --Mark

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    Re: Oysters on the Half Shell

    Put on each oyster a teaspoon of Talisker wait for 10 minutes to swallow them and don`t worry `bout indigestion or bacteria, they will be dead by then .Eric.

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    Re: Oysters on the Half Shell

    Colonel Ed
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    Re: Oysters on the Half Shell

    I`M STILL ALIVE!! Eric.

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    Re: Oysters on the Half Shell

    I've loved 'em since I was a kid. The wife and I hit the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and slurp some down quite often.
    Illuminati in training

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    Re: Oysters on the Half Shell

    I've been trying to verify the Old Wive's Tale, that I personally perpetuated, claiming that hard liquor and oysters is a bad combo.
    Other than anecdotal notes, I can't find any corroborating evidence that this is a health hazard.
    On the contrary, I've found info that supports that oyesters subject to alcohol are no more indigestible than eggs subject to heat, any pickled meat or chunks of any protein dropped into stomach acid.
    The more I think about it, this is likely tribal knowledge passed down through the generations.
    I say, drink and slurp and let your intestinal fortitude be your guide.
    Colonel Ed
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    Re: Oysters on the Half Shell

    With all due respect, regardless of health issues, I would stay with oysters and beer. IMHO, Oysters and hard liquor are not a good combo. I have tried them, an I believe the liquor overpowers the oysters, a very bad thing. To quote Jimmy Buffett:

    "Give me oysters and beer, for dinner every day of the year, and I'll be fine, Yes I'll be fine."

    Either A1A or Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes I can't remember.

 

 

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