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Saturday, 12 June 2010
Did I have one of the last New Orleans oysters?
On the Sunday night before TechEd started, I had dinner at K Pauls. I had a number of delicious deep fried oysters that were going around on trays, in the sort of absent-minded sure-I'll-try-one way we tend to take appetizers when they're offered to us at these things. It was sufficiently delicious that it got my attention and I kept an eye out for them as the trays came around. After that I ate
an amazing dinner
and put the oysters out of my mind. Just three days later, on Wednesday night, I had dinner at
. I had the ribs, but someone else at the table ordered some sort of platter/sampler and Logan, our fantastic waiter, had to say "I'm sorry, but there are no oysters in that tonight; they've closed the beds". Closed the beds. There may not be oysters there again for a generation. And now the oldest oyster-shucking operation in New Orleans is closed until further notice. (
New York Times
So sad. Real people, real jobs gone, real losses. And at the moment, nothing we can do to help.
Saturday, 12 June 2010 13:04:38 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Monday, 14 June 2010 19:26:51 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Hmmm, sounds so goody
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