Virtuoso Traveler - August/September 2018 - 25
Compass | TABLE TALK
Across the U.S., a raft of new oyster bars are championing the simple
perfection of naked shellfish. Here are three worth the trip.
Virginia's fourth-generation family-run
Rappahannock Oyster Co. has gone
west with the Rappahannock Oyster Bar
(787 S. Alameda Street) in downtown
L.A. The menu goes beyond bivalves to
include clams, scallops, and shrimp, but
you'll have a hard time passing up its
(NEW ORLEANS) RANDY P. SCHMIDT,
(LOS ANGELES) RAPPAHANNOCK OYSTER BAR
Rappahannock, Rochambeau, and Olde
Overlooking Portland's riverfront, King
Tide Fish & Shell (1510 SW Harbor Way)
shucks a rotating selection of local
NOLA's new Pythian Market food hall contains a pearl in the oyster-and-bubbles bar Cru
oysters from sustainable sources daily.
(234 Loyola Avenue). Belly up for a selection of Gulf Coast and East Coast oysters, as
Follow them up with some fresh fish
well as mollusks done tempura-style with truffle mayo, savory small dishes such as tuna
crudo, tiradito, or ceviche from the raw
tartare, and caviar from Marlon Alexander, a former personal chef to Christina Aguilera.
bar. Next course: whole grilled fish.
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