• Bluepoints: Then and Now

    Behind the anonymity of this massively popular oyster

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    A collection of stories about Southern shellfish comfort

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    Want to host your own oyster party? Here’s a handy guide of oyster shuckers, caterers and mobile raw bars to help.

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Oh, Capital! Afternoon Oyster Tasting at Virgola East Village

I went out to try this next “it” oyster and here’s what happened.

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Bluepoint Oysters: Then and Now

Bluepoint oysters are omnipresent in the oyster world, and just one family is more than likely bringing them to you. Enter Norm Bloom & Son.

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    Knowing how to shuck an oyster is a skill that every oyster lover should learn. Set yourself up for shucking success with these great tools and accessories.

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“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.”

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  • oyster discoveries

    Kusshi

    Deep Bay, British Columbia

    Petite, deep-cupped, mellow and fruity. This manicured oyster is a nugget of pure happiness.

    Crisp     Cucumber     Fruity

    1. 5

      sweetness
    2. 3

      Salinity
    3. 2

      complexity

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    Moyasta

    Poulnasherry Bay, Ireland

    Bright, buttery, skirted with a crunchy mantle. Vibrant grassy, cucumber notes make this oyster quite refreshing.

    Buttery     Cucumber     Grassy

    1. 3

      sweetness
    2. 4

      Salinity
    3. 3

      complexity

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    Sweet Neck

    Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

    Highly oceanic and fruity to start, followed by rich seaweed and miso flavors, and concludes with a buttery, clean finish.

    Buttery     Fruity     Miso     Seaweed

    1. 3

      sweetness
    2. 6

      Salinity
    3. 3

      complexity

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    Pleasure House

    Lynnhaven River, Virginia

    Smooth, light-bodied, with plush mouthfeel. Mix of vegetal flavors: soybean, seaweed, subtle grassy notes.

    Grassy     Seaweed     Soybean

    1. 4

      sweetness
    2. 3

      Salinity
    3. 4

      complexity

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    Olympia

    Puget Sound, Washington

    Tiny, but potent; earthy and coppery, smoky and minerally depending on where it's grown.

    Coppery     Earthy     Minerally     Smoky

    1. 2

      sweetness
    2. 3

      Salinity
    3. 5

      complexity

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