Fact: I can eat my weight in oysters. So, of course, I was pumped to go to Austin’s Oyster Festival! I think Rachel and I were both absolutely stuffed by the end of it. Here’s my rundown and review of the event:
Raw Bar: Gulf and East Coast Oysters
They had both Gulf and East Coast oysters available to try. The East coast ones were more expensive, so ignorantly, I assumed they were the better ones. Wrong-o. They were a lot smaller, and not as flavorful. The Gulf oysters, on the other hand, were fantastic!
That Fry Bar Tho…
Crispy Oyster Banh Mi, New Orleans Style Oyster and Shrimp Po’Boys, Pommes Frites, and Baked Banana’s Foster Bread Pudding with Amy’s Ice cream… need I say more?
The Grill Bar
Smoked Bacon Oysters Rockefeller, Grilled Oysters with Roasted Garlic Anchovy Butter, Creole BBQ Butter Shrimp over Grilled Garlic Bread, Oyster and Rock Shrimp Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, and Smoked Oyster and Roasted Corn Bread Pudding
And of course, the Bar Bar 😉
So what do you think? Are you in for Oyster Fest 2019!? Let me know in the comments below!