While in Tampa, FL try the Apalachicola Bay warm-water Oysters
(if you can find them), very different than any I’ve tried up to now.
I grew up outside Albuquerque and I love seafood especially Oysters. I had heard Nantucket Shoals Seafood Market carried oysters but found out last year it was going to close. After a visit several months ago a new owner came forward to continue seafood market. Since then it has become my place to stop when I wanted a oyster to shuck myself. I have enjoyed a variety of different oysters up to now and hope to try many more in the future. Here is a sampling of what I tried:
Sol Azul Oysters (left) from Baja Mexico, Calm Cove Oysters from Washington (upper right), and Shigoku Oysters from Washington (lower right).
Blue Point Oysters from New York (left), Netarts Bay Oysters from Oregon (middle), and Willapa Bay Oysters from Washington (right).